Advisor

Kardos, Michael

Committee Member

Hagenston, Becky

Committee Member

Lyons, Richard

Date of Degree

5-1-2011

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Arts

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of English

Abstract

The American Dream and Other Fiction is a collection of four magical realism short stories focusing on the idea of revealing the human condition through the ridiculous. Although the four stories are written independently of each other, they all carry the similar motif of entrapment. This collection also remarks on the growing absurdity of American capitalism and political correctness. The critical introduction analyzes techniques of verisimilitude in magical realism by traditional authors as well as the techniques of more contemporary magical realists. The collection focuses specifically on the techniques of frontloading and authoritative voice.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/15120

Comments

incentive||Marshall||magic realism||original fiction||bee

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