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dc.contributor.authorBarney, Patrick
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-15T22:49:54Z
dc.date.available2020-10-15T22:49:54Z
dc.date.issued2011-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/11351
dc.descriptionThesis (M.F.A.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2011en_US
dc.description.abstractIn Memory of Days and Nights is a collection of meditative and lyric essays that are interconnected by their attention to relationships of dominance and subordination mediated by economic systems and language, personal complicity in such relationships, possible forms of revolt, and attempts to make meaning within these systems. The essays in this collection deal with these issues in several forms. The shorter form essays, utilizing a lyric voice concerned with imagery and rhythm as opposed to narrative, range from half a page to five pages long. These either examine personal experience in an effort to reflect upon death and meaninglessness or depict myth and historical occurrence to meditate upon the human desire for order. The longer essays in this collection range from traditional narrative-driven pieces, to collage and mosaic pieces--unfolding in the accumulated depictions of instances of time--to universal meditations burgeoning from individual experience. These navigate the intersections between the microcosm of the author's life and the macrocosm of human life, often by applying the thought-systems of various philosophers and writers to personal experience.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsBruised sky and coke-holes -- On genetics -- On killing ants -- Works cited -- Time debt -- Before Fairbanks, Alaska -- In a quiet place -- Mating with wolves and spirits -- On gods and human shadows -- Works cited -- An apocryphal fable (with Quiet Memory) -- Of worms and people -- Against quietism -- Works cited -- On this infinite species -- In the tower of the citadel -- In grief -- Works cited -- The cosmology of land and sun -- The myth of light revoked -- Of skill and chance -- Works cited -- Tunguska -- Some notes on lycanthropy -- On certain wounds -- Works cited.en_US
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dc.titleIn memory of days and nightsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.degreemfaen_US
dc.identifier.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US
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