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Figure Eight : A Collection Of Short Stories, Martha Kilgore Rice Jan 1987

Figure Eight : A Collection Of Short Stories, Martha Kilgore Rice

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

Most of the eight stories in this collection are about individuals who are alienated. They are unable or unwilling to break through the barriers that separate them from others. The stories are contemporary; the settings are urban/suburban. The past plays an important part in defining and limiting the present, and fantasy sometimes replaces reality as an option for dealing with the loneliness of isolation. Direct confrontation is another option. Desire for power and the need for assertiveness are important elements in the action of the stories. By contrast, retreat into submission may become the sad alternative.

The voices change ...


Working Toward The Center : A Collection Of Poetry, Catherine Marconi Jan 1986

Working Toward The Center : A Collection Of Poetry, Catherine Marconi

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


And Then The Letting Go, Kim Silveira Bowers Jan 1985

And Then The Letting Go, Kim Silveira Bowers

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

The novel And Then The Letting Go involves protagonists Samantha Evans' simultaneous discoveries of her husband Don's infidelity, her own unplanned pregnancy, and the pregnancy of her unmarried, best friend Regina. These pivotal events act as emotional catalysts, ejecting Sam out of the passive restraints of her unhappy marriage into a frightening, yet exhilarating, life of active participation.

Within a nine month temporal framework, the novel explores a period of psychological gestation which results in the birth of her new Identity. Sam Evans passes from frozen passivity ("The nerves sit ceremonious, like Tombs--") into a chilling confrontation with the ...


The Female Image In The Caldecott Medal Award Books, Patricia Lee Brighton Roberts Jan 1975

The Female Image In The Caldecott Medal Award Books, Patricia Lee Brighton Roberts

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

PROBLEM: Millions of children read and view the Caldecott Winners each year There are no published studies regarding the possible stereo-typing of the role of the human, animal and inanimate female image in the texts and illustrations of these 37 books.

Purpose: The. investigation ·was conducted to determine the extent the total population of the Caldecott books did stereo-type the role of the human, animal and inanimate female image.

Procedures: The investigation was completed in four steps: (1) First, a panel of sociologists determined the content validity of the definitions used in the hypothesis; (2) Second, a Content Analysis Form ...


Bolivar : A Biographical Play In Eight Scenes, Arthur Randolph Farey Jan 1939

Bolivar : A Biographical Play In Eight Scenes, Arthur Randolph Farey

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.