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Beacon Light And Other Stories, Joseph Arnold Holt May 2017

Beacon Light And Other Stories, Joseph Arnold Holt

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The following stories, composed between fall 2013 and spring 2016, concern matters of devotion, obsession, trauma and recovery. They progress from objective points-of-view to omniscience, along the way adopting larger narrative time frames and casts of characters.


Next Year In Juarez: Stories, Christopher Michael Brunt Aug 2014

Next Year In Juarez: Stories, Christopher Michael Brunt

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This creative dissertation comprises a collection of short fiction and a critical preface. The preface explores the concept of variousness as it affects the contemporary production of literary fiction. Reference is made to a range of twentieth century writers in order to position the dissertation in a context of literary history. The piece titled “The Essay on Longing” is the first chapter of a novel-in-stories.


Dreamers: Stories, Eddie Wayne Malone Aug 2014

Dreamers: Stories, Eddie Wayne Malone

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The short stories in Dreamers explore American masculinity in the twenty-first century. They also examine and complicate Asian-American identity at a time when decades-old stereotypes persist in the culture. In the title story, a war veteran returns home from Afghanistan to find an American landscape that has the feel and texture of a terrible dream. In other stories, men fixate not on women but on each other. In “Still Life,” the middle-aged main character is preoccupied with a friend who died over fifteen years ago. The main character in “At War with the Insects” pursues a man who was both ...