Thesis Title

Survivors: a Collection of Stories

Author

Gale E. Crain

Date of Graduation

Summer 1985

Degree

Master of Arts in English

Department

English

Committee Chair

Wayne Blackmon

Subject Categories

English Language and Literature

Abstract

Survivors is a book-length collection of seven short stories. The stories were not planned to be a thematic unit focusing on any one geographical area or time period, like Joyce's Dubliners or Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio. Yet one theme stands out in the collected stories: Surviving in a difficult, and often alien, environment, for example--the struggle of a Vietnamese family new to Missouri and the struggle of a native American Indian to face death alone with dignity. The struggle and the endurance make a comment on the person's strength and inner resources. Contents: The sound of mourning -- The perpetuation -- Small suffrage -- Lady slipper -- The caretaker -- The executive chair -- Mr. Roberts' perspective.

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© Gale E Crain

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