Survivors: a Collection of Stories
Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in English
English Language and Literature
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.
© Gale E Crain
Crain, Gale E., "Survivors: a Collection of Stories" (1985). MSU Graduate Theses. 270.