Date of Award
Film, Theatre & Communication Arts - Low Residency Creative Writing concentration;
Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts
Moore, Dinty W.
The following thesis is a memoir in essays. The narrative is a reflection of memory as a chaotic system. Each essay stands alone as a single memory but also is part of the larger story of the writer's life. The fragmentation of the story lends itself to what Roland Barthes called a readerly text. That is, a reader may enter the text at any point and read the chapters in an order, and by doing this, the reader creates his/her own version of the author's life. The overall narrative arch is one of self-discovery and self-destruction.
Dotson, Holly, "A Bruised Sky Falling" (2009). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 1005.