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"What is it?" Exploring the roles of women throughout Raymond Carver’s short fiction

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dc.contributor.advisor Spilman, Richard en_US
dc.contributor.author Seemann, Brian Charles
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-25T20:02:56Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-25T20:02:56Z
dc.date.issued 2006-05
dc.identifier.other t06015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/298
dc.description Thesis (M.A.)--Wichita State University, Dept. of English. en
dc.description Includes bibliographic references (leaves 57-60). en
dc.description "May 2006." en
dc.description.abstract A majority of critics examine Raymond Carver’s fiction in terms of minimalism, but in this thesis, I highlight the themes in Carver’s work rather than emphasize the format. Many women in Carver’s work contrast the futility of their male counterparts by showing a determination to move on with their lives. By looking at each of Carver’s major collections of short stories, one may find a progression in the way women react to the hopeless situations in their lives. Carver’s early stories, found in "Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?", show women who are capable of handling situations, yet unproductive in finding true autonomy. Later stories in "Cathedral" and "Where I’m Calling From" find women working with men and eventually finding their own independence - a characteristic that begins to develop in Carver’s second collection, "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love". en
dc.format.extent 311301 bytes
dc.format.extent v, 60 leaves : digital, PDF file. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.rights Copyright Brian Charles Seemann, 2006. All rights reserved. en
dc.subject Women in literature en
dc.subject.lcsh Carver, Raymond--Criticism and interpretation. en
dc.title "What is it?" Exploring the roles of women throughout Raymond Carver’s short fiction en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.identifier.oclc 73719540

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