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Close, A Family Memoir


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Close, A Family Memoir

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dc.contributor.author Tannen, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-06T16:01:05Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-06
dc.date.submitted May 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/20883
dc.description.abstract This manuscript braids together two narratives. One is about my immediate family: my father had three boys—my older brothers—with his first wife, who died, after two years of illness, when my brothers were young. I am his only child with my mother, who was twenty-six when she married my dad and took on the role of parenting the boys. The second narrative traces my fixation, as a young, single woman, on romantic love: I write a blog about relationships, and have long been consumed by a search for connection shaped by the isolation I’ve felt within my family. The arc of the second narrative ties into the first as the narrator, after years of feeling afraid to write about the family and focusing on relationships instead, finally begins to tell the family's story—to her surprise, engaging them in that process. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject memoir, creative nonfiction, relationships, creative writing en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Families -- Biography
dc.title Close, A Family Memoir en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.description.degree Creative Writing en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. Dept. of English en_US
dc.description.advisor Martin, Gregory
dc.description.committee-member Huyler, Frank
dc.description.committee-member Shigekuni, Julie
dc.description.committee-member Rapp, Emily
emb.embargo.terms 2099-05-14
emb.embargo.lift 2099-05-14

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