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dc.contributor.authorHolzhauser, Christina L.
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-15T00:04:35Z
dc.date.available2015-07-15T00:04:35Z
dc.date.issued2007-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/5717
dc.descriptionThesis (M.F.A.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2007en_US
dc.description.abstract'The History of this House' is a collection of personal essays focusing on one woman's attempt to explain her profound need to preserve and understand cultural and family history. The collection explores this theme as the narrator excavates a Native American burial mound and postulates that her chosen profession makes symbolic headstones in an endeavor to celebrate and immortalize the past. Her need to identify with the past is also apparent in other essays as she assists with an autopsy, investigates her sexuality through religion, searches for her biological mother, and comes to terms with her position as a female athlete in a family of male baseball players. She realizes at a family auction that though her family tries to keep the past alive by buying and selling tangible goods; she can never live in the past, but can only preserve and learn from it.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsGravestones -- In the flesh -- Bride of the Brides of Christ -- If you don't know God, you don't know Jack -- Getting the bellybutton or the five times I've met my mother -- Swing and a miss -- The history of this house.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe history of this houseen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.degreemfaen_US
dc.identifier.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US
refterms.dateFOA2020-03-12T01:25:12Z


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