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Brother Sleep, Aldo Amparan Jan 2018

Brother Sleep, Aldo Amparan

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In Greek mythology, Hypnos, god of sleep, and Thanatos, god of death, are twin brothers. Stemming from the dichotomies of their relationship, the poems collected in Brother Sleep explore themes of violence, desire, queer identity, language, and grief.


La Función Discursiva De La Antología De Poesía Centroamericana Puertas Abiertas Y La Configuración Del Sujeto Poético De La Generación Del Ochenta, Missael Duarte Jan 2016

La Función Discursiva De La Antología De Poesía Centroamericana Puertas Abiertas Y La Configuración Del Sujeto Poético De La Generación Del Ochenta, Missael Duarte

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El presente ensayo aborda la función discursiva de la antología Puertas abiertas (2011) desde el enfoque de los estudios culturales y analiza la configuración del sujeto poético en la generación del ochenta en los poetas antologados. El propósito de este trabajo es mostrar los criterios que sigue la antología antes mencionada en la tradición de las antologías de poesía centroamericanas.


A House All White And Empty Against The Night Sky, Jesus J. Silveyra Jan 2015

A House All White And Empty Against The Night Sky, Jesus J. Silveyra

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Decollations, Joseph Mcbirnie Jan 2014

Decollations, Joseph Mcbirnie

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The following presents the critical preface to the unpublished manuscript, Decollations. Through the tapestry metaphor, the author describes the process of creating the collection through the lenses of aesthetics, psychology and mythology.


Redemption Store, Tia Palsole Jan 2014

Redemption Store, Tia Palsole

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This Thesis attempts to articulate the difficulties inherent in mother-daughter relationships through short literary fiction where the protagonists are either mothers, daughters, or both. The short stories are set in two fictional southern towns in North Carolina and South Carolina and use interrelated characters and settings to enhance the sense of connectivity, as well as to highlight occurrences of disconnection and isolation.

The ten short stories are arranged chronologically, beginning in the 1930s and culminating with the final story, set in 2013. Recurring characters provide continuity and structure to the collection. Thematic elements emphasize socioeconomic, racial, and gender inequities of ...


Dust : Polvo, Jonathan Scott Nehls Jan 2014

Dust : Polvo, Jonathan Scott Nehls

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A novel that takes place along the U.S. Mexico border.


Rolodex Of Saints: A Collection Of Short Stories, Yvette D. Benavides Jan 2014

Rolodex Of Saints: A Collection Of Short Stories, Yvette D. Benavides

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A critical preface and collection of short stories.


Todas Las Muertes De Lázaro, Diego Murcia Jan 2013

Todas Las Muertes De Lázaro, Diego Murcia

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TODAS LAS MUERTES DE LÁZARO es una novela negra que habla de corrupción, ansias de poder, ambición y decepción. En este libro, el tema de la muerte es una excusa para hablar de todo un paí­s, El Salvador, y sus contradicciones a través del cinismo, el humor y el escepticismo. Su personaje principal, El Pí­tbul, es una representación del desamparo generalizado que el ciudadano común tiene de las instituciones del Estado. Este detective se embarca -por orden presidencial- en una búsqueda misteriosa que le requiere dar con un amo del disfraz. A medida que el investigador se interna ...


The Armchair Daoist, Robert Lucky Jan 2012

The Armchair Daoist, Robert Lucky

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This collection of poems is in three parts with a critical introduction. It explores the creation of identities and truths and the production of meaning. The collection comprises free verse poems, prose poems, tanka, senryu, and haibun, a Japanese form of prose poem. The last section parodies and pays homage to Chuangzi and Laozi.


Beyond "Infinite Jest": Post-Postmodern Solidarity In 9/11 Narratives, Najwa Heather Al-Tabaa Jan 2010

Beyond "Infinite Jest": Post-Postmodern Solidarity In 9/11 Narratives, Najwa Heather Al-Tabaa

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My thesis interrogates the postmodern view of popular culture as being banal and questions Theodore Adorno's view of postmodern consumer culture as ultimately anti- human(istic). My re-reading of postmodern popular culture finds that there is potential for meaningful human interaction through popular culture. My re-reading asserts that popular culture is capable of being a vehicle for solidarity. In my analysis I locate a postmodern paradigm shift in which human solidarity becomes a necessary consideration and focus of postmodern narratives and art forms. I term this shift "post-postmodernism" which is marked by a focus on solidarity.1 While the ...


No One Over Your Bones, Veronica E. Guajardo Jan 2009

No One Over Your Bones, Veronica E. Guajardo

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This Thesis, a collection of poems, is sometimes in English, some all in Spanish,and others poems are bilingual. Others still use slang, Calo, and other Pachuquismos. This collection of poetry is divided into 4 section, with an introduction that prefaces the collection by providing an explanation of the origins of the work, the influences of the poet, etc., all while proposing provocative questions such as, what is an American Poem, for example. The Thesis poems delve into issues of immigration, migration, memory, love and violence, masculiniity and feminity, survival,and of course, language. Lnaguage is central,and music also ...


Taste Of Dirt, Brianna Lynn Heisey Jan 2009

Taste Of Dirt, Brianna Lynn Heisey

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Taste of Dirt is a novel about a young female wildland fire fighter and her travels across the western U.S with her fire crew. The forest, the open road, the animals, and the men and women she meets along the way help her overcome her fears and re-discover her place in nature. This Thesis is approximately 240 pages and includes a dedication, acknowledgements, a table of contents, a 25 page introduction, 16 complete chapters and a curriculeam vita. Enjoy.


Templeton's Peace, Trent Devell Hudley Jan 2009

Templeton's Peace, Trent Devell Hudley

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This novel is a work of fiction.