Vivian Forest

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dc.contributor.author Jordon, Katie en
dc.date 2012-08-20
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-14T19:35:29Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/4007
dc.description.abstract This thesis is an investigation of elegiac thought, moving through the human impulses to lament, praise and console. These three components are examined through reactions to found material gained by familial means of inheritance. The narrative is sourced in a father figure’s proposal to explore life’s values through trauma during the contemplation of his own mortality; the father’s proposal results in a polyphonic text, mapping out the reception and reciprocation of this task. Non-Fiction, fiction, poetry and found texts are each employed to extend the gesture of elegy into as many literary spaces as possible. The diaspora of genre and form allows the narration to interact with both private and public displays of commemoration particular to the act of elegizing. The narration’s major thematic arcs include notions of home and property, the survival of family identity and myth, and the closeness of parapsychology and the psychology of grief. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Vivian Forest en_US
dc.type Book en_US
dc.degree.programme Creative Writing en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Fine Arts en_US
dc.degree.department School of English and Theatre Studies en_US
dc.description.embargo 2999


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