Mortuary intimacies and other trivia

dc.contributor.advisorKasper, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorTreviño, Jason Benjamin
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBarker, Wendy
dc.contributor.committeeMemberVance, David Ray
dc.date.accessioned2024-03-08T16:00:26Z
dc.date.available2024-03-08T16:00:26Z
dc.date.issued2012
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dc.description.abstractWhat follows are several short fiction pieces and some poetry that illustrates, and, sometimes, exposes, the felt experiences of a young funeral director and embalmer, namely the protagonist "Benny," most often referred to as "The Apprentice." My work explores some of the difficulties the young "Benny" goes through during his apprenticeship. These experiences lead him to begin a process or memorialization of his family---some living, some dead. This memorialization allows the main character to find a connective trace in the penultimate chapter that blends the worlds of the living and the dead. In the end, he approaches a new kind of communion with his family through his repeated acts of communion with the dead.
dc.description.departmentEnglish
dc.format.extent81 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.isbn9781267346643
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/5972
dc.languageen
dc.subjectFiction
dc.subjectFuneral
dc.subject.classificationFine arts
dc.subject.classificationLiterature
dc.subject.classificationAmerican literature
dc.titleMortuary intimacies and other trivia
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.dcmiText
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thesis.degree.departmentEnglish
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts

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