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dc.contributor.authorKocz, Nicken
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T16:03:04Zen
dc.date.available2017-04-24T16:03:04Zen
dc.date.issued2009-04-14en
dc.identifier.otheretd-04262009-154740en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/77493en
dc.description.abstractThe stories in this collection reflect the absurdities of contemporary American family life, and the particularly distressing economic conditions of the present moment. These stories often employ absurdist elements. Because of the personal history that informs my work, realism does not seem an appropriate form for me. My oldest son, in whom my emotional well-being is heavily invested, is autistic. He is not “normal"? in a way that others would understand as “normal."? Parenting a child with special needs changes the way a marriage operates, deforming it. The personal experience that drives these stories often seems fantastical even to me. I don’t write about my personal experiences, but I write about the impressions that those experiences make upon me. In this way, my work is descriptive rather than didactic.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectShort Storiesen
dc.subjectCreative Writingen
dc.subjectFictionen
dc.subjectBabiesen
dc.subjectContemporary American Family Lifeen
dc.titleBig Baby Hot, Big Baby Colden
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentEnglishen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Fine Artsen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Fine Artsen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineCreative Writingen
dc.contributor.committeechairMann, Jeffrey A.en
dc.contributor.committeememberFalco, Edward C.en
dc.contributor.committeememberRoy, Lucinda H.en
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04262009-154740/en
dc.date.sdate2009-04-26en


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