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dc.contributor.authorGoerger, Steve
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-14T00:32:19Z
dc.date.available2015-07-14T00:32:19Z
dc.date.issued2006-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/5676
dc.descriptionThesis (M.F.A.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2006en_US
dc.description.abstractThe stories of Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys employ surreal plots and fabulist forms in an attempt to uncover the awe and wonder hidden in even the most trivial, mundane aspects of human life. The narrator of the title story, a time-traveling interstellar policeman, confronts the reality that his astounding occupation cannot gain him what he most desires, love; yet the confrontation itself rewards him with a tiny glimpse of love's existence. In 'L'Ecole du Ciel, ' the protagonist finds himself in a purgatory-cum-schoolhouse, where he must unlearn the futile knowledge he gained on Earth and submit unequivocally to his merciless school mistress. The result is a Candide like resolution; it suggests, as do all of these stories, that we 'cultivate our garden' and leave well-enough alone.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsMule factory -- Furry mermaids of the Yukon -- L'Ecole du Ciel -- Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys -- Ideas of romance -- Osama bin Laden is lecturing in New Haven -- Excerpts from a review -- Kilchowski Kilchowski, prodigal son.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleMamas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys: storiesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.degreemfaen_US
dc.identifier.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US
refterms.dateFOA2020-02-10T01:11:37Z


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