Date of Award
Film, Theatre & Communication Arts - Creative Writing concentration
Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts
Close to the Source is comprised of a series of nonfiction vignettes about the artisan, agricultural, and culinary methods of Italy. In Close to the Source the human relationship with nature, food, and art is reexamined while a series of rich characters help bring the material to life. Through interviews, research, and first-hand experiences, the author attempts to archive fading artisan and food-related techniques and rituals. In the process, a cultural critique about the importance of the practical arts in contemporary times emerges. The thesis contains four sections: Terra/Land; Art and Artisans; Pane/Bread; and Compagnia/Company.
McCormack, Meghan E., "Close to the Source" (2011). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 1372.