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dc.contributor.authorDuPertuis, Lucy Gwyn
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-31T15:31:01Z
dc.date.issued2011-08-31
dc.date.submittedJuly 2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/13139
dc.description.abstractThis creative non-fiction dissertation consists of a travel memoir written while I was enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. It incorporates many letters I wrote in 1969. This manuscript consists of the first two parts of what I envision as a three-part memoir. The memoir braids present-tense (2009) and past-tense (1969) travel stories. The narrator, a sixty-three year old woman who has taken extended leave from her job in response to her lifelong urge to “get out of the box,” takes long camping trips in the American Southwest in her pickup truck. While traveling, she reads letters she wrote about her hippie travels through North Africa forty years ago. The letters bring to mind past stories, which she interweaves with her current adventures. She reflects on the similarities and differences between her current and her former traveling self. In Part I, the narrator travels from California to New Mexico while remembering her trip from Rome to Casablanca. In Part II, on another California-New Mexico trip, she recalls traveling through southern Morocco with her young Berber lover and reflects on cultural differences and conflicts. At the end of Part II she injures her ankle and must head home. In the projected Part III, the narrator mulls over her breakup with the Berber lover and subsequent aimless existence with other hippies in Morocco; she is also dealing with her ankle injury, which has stopped her from traveling. She must come to terms with who she was 1969 and with the fact that because of her injury she can no longer use traveling to stay out of the box.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipHillerman-McGarrity Scholarshipen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectTravel memoiren_US
dc.subjectNew Mexico Travelen_US
dc.subjectIslamen_US
dc.subjectMemoir on Agingen_US
dc.subjectMorocco Travelen_US
dc.subjectWomen Adventuresen_US
dc.subjectCamping Adventuresen_US
dc.subject1960s Countercultureen_US
dc.subject1969 Hippiesen_US
dc.subject.lcshDuPertius, Lucy Gwyn--Travel--Africa, North
dc.subject.lcshDuPertius, Lucy Gwyn--Travel--Southwest, New
dc.subject.lcshWomen travelers--Africa, North--Biography
dc.subject.lcshWomen travelers--Southwest, New--Biography
dc.subject.lcshAfrica, North--Description and travel
dc.subject.lcshSouthwest, New--Description and travel
dc.subject.lcshAuthorship
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dc.titleThe Magical Mystery Donkey Touren_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.description.degreeCreative Writingen_US
dc.description.levelMastersen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Dept. of Englishen_US
dc.description.advisorWarner, Sharon Oard
dc.description.committee-memberMartin, Greg
dc.description.committee-memberJussawalla, Feroza
dc.description.committee-memberThiel, Diane
emb.embargo.terms2110-07-31
emb.embargo.lift2110-07-31


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