Thesis Title

Remembering

Date of Graduation

Fall 2012

Degree

Master of Arts in English

Department

English

Committee Chair

Richard Neumann

Keywords

fiction, stories, Louisville, Depression, World War II, positive psychology, cognitive restructuring

Subject Categories

English Language and Literature

Abstract

Remembering is a collection of linked short stories that tell of one family's evolution over several generations as they confront their own histories, within the larger historical context of war, prosperity, economic depression, and post-WW II America. The stories are influenced by the minimalism of Raymond Carver in particular; by the emphasis that such writers as Wendell Berry and George Mackay Brown place upon geography; by the exploration of human and, in particular, family drama of Leo Tolstoy and William Trevor; and by positive psychology and the psychotherapeutic theory and technique of cognitive restructuring.

Copyright

© Kenneth Chumbley

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