Title

Paper cuts

Author

Ariel Berry

Date of Award

5-2013

Level of Access

Campus-Only Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

English

Advisor

David Kress

Second Committee Member

Gregory Howard

Third Committee Member

Benjamin Friedlander

Abstract

Paper Cuts is a collection of short stories, experiments, sensations. These stories vary from simple to bizarre, truth to Truth, believable to sincere; they play with form, point of view, plot. Certain thematic elements tie them together: parent/child relationships, discomfort with the body, loss, fear of the uncontrollable, pickles, selfcensorship. Together, they represent the author’s ludic wanderings and morbid obsessions; separate, they each create their own emotional landscapes.

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