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dc.contributor.authorLamborn, Eve
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-17T21:51:49Z
dc.date.available2015-08-17T21:51:49Z
dc.date.issued2006-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/5785
dc.descriptionThesis (M.F.A.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2006en_US
dc.description.abstractSomething More Than Naked: Essays on Being a Runner is a collection of essays that examines running as a way to know one's self. The essays are about the experience of running in competition and in training, in a structured program and on solitary mornings, as metaphor and as pure action. Running exposes the narrator to her own weaknesses and strengths because it tests her and demands an honest answer. An athlete engages in sport on both a self-conscious and subconscious level. In order to reach deeper into her experiences, the narrator expands the self-conscious persona to intrude upon the realm of the subconscious athlete, and in the process explores the role of memory, language, and awareness in shaping an event. Many times the narrator realizes a gap, sometimes intentional and sometimes unavoidable, between thoughts and expression. As a result of that realization, some running experiences lead the narrator to a greater understanding of the way she interacts with the world and the people around her. As the collection progresses, the narrator's focus shifts from wondering how others see her to more fully expressing how running exists in her own life.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsExposure -- Empty and sharp -- Young intern -- Steeplechase -- Retracing the ready-worn grooves -- Change blindness -- Crow Pass crossing -- In praise -- Into the far curve -- A traveling narrative -- On the necessity of a rhythm.en_US
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dc.titleSomething more than naked: essays on being a runneren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.degreemfaen_US
dc.identifier.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US
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