Title

Modern love and other stories with an Introduction to the genre and scholarship including a survey of the text

Date of Award

2014

Degree Name

M.A. in English

Department

Department of English

Advisor/Chair

Advisor: Albino Carrillo

Abstract

Modern love and other stories is a collection of short stories that oscillates between a central protagonist and his surrounding online world. This project presents and analyzes the challenges of finding a place in today's society. With fiction as the tool, the short stories reveal truths about human nature, growing up, parental relationships and attempts to discover happiness. The focus is less on plot and more on the illumination and examination of structures of feeling within ordinary people. Characters bleed from one story to the next, ideas remain afloat, and the reader finds meaning in the sum of the collection's parts.

Keywords

Romance fiction, Literature, short story, short story cycle, short stories, short story collection, craigslist

Rights Statement

Copyright 2014, author

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