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dc.contributor.authorSanders, Craig S.
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-20T22:08:49Z
dc.date.available2016-06-20T22:08:49Z
dc.date.issued2016-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/6644
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2016en_US
dc.description.abstractThe eight short stories that make up Liberation Dreamin’ follow protagonists who yearn to be heroes, saviors, caretakers, and liberators. These are characters fueled by the power of metaphor, lost in the idea of America as they expose the fabulism of reality itself through their absurd attempts to realize their often idealistic wishes and longings. They hunt treasure in the forest of northwestern Pennsylvania, shoot hot air balloons out of the sky, run major celebrities down with their cars on nights of blinded judgment, and even kidnap roadrunners. They stage protests for bigots’ funerals, wage strange wars with dairy farm animals, have misguided epiphanies in checkout lanes, and write urgent letters to Santa Claus himself. These pieces seek to render the biblical commonplace and highlight the profundities of everyday trivialities. As is suggested by the collection’s parenthetical subtitle, A Good Time Holiday Eight-Track for the Real American, these are stories that strive to be musical. In this book of satire and ridiculous narratives, imaginary human beings are at home in their preoccupation with holidays and anniversaries. A sociopolitical commentary on the American Dream and dreams in general, Liberation Dreamin’ runs on anger, humor, foreign policy, and ultimately hope.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsSide A -- Wild discovery -- Here, meet in freedom -- Wounded warrior -- If I had a sprinkler -- Interlude: end of side A -- Side B -- God bless those bastards in Kansas -- The oldest of the old sheep -- The Colby Jack accords on love and practicality -- The American dream is catfish falling from the sky on Christmas Eve.en_US
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dc.titleLiberation dreamin' (a good time holiday eight-track for the real American)en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.degreemfaen_US
dc.identifier.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US
dc.contributor.chairBrightwell, Geraldine
dc.contributor.committeeFarmer, Daryl
dc.contributor.committeeSchell, Jennifer
refterms.dateFOA2020-03-05T12:53:44Z


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