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Four Sparks Fall: A novella

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Date Issued:
2006
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four sparks fall is a complex narrative, darting among symbols, languages, puzzles, and styles. There is the story of Susanna, our narrator, and there is a diary of May, Susanna's twin sister---a story within a story. To further complicate matters, both narratives are "interrupted" by May, who manifests an uncanny ability to project her thoughts into Susanna's mind. In a sense, both characters know and do not know what is happening, and their struggle to come to terms with multiple ways of "knowing" is manifested in the structure, which experiments with visual layout and language in new, interesting ways. This project began as an experiment in "organic writing": the process of writing without a direction or end in mind. One of my weaknesses as a writer is a tendency to "over-think" my work, and four sparks fall represents my attempt to address this issue.
Title: Four Sparks Fall: A novella.
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Name(s): Noonan, Tiffany.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Schwartz, Jason, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2006
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 111 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: four sparks fall is a complex narrative, darting among symbols, languages, puzzles, and styles. There is the story of Susanna, our narrator, and there is a diary of May, Susanna's twin sister---a story within a story. To further complicate matters, both narratives are "interrupted" by May, who manifests an uncanny ability to project her thoughts into Susanna's mind. In a sense, both characters know and do not know what is happening, and their struggle to come to terms with multiple ways of "knowing" is manifested in the structure, which experiments with visual layout and language in new, interesting ways. This project began as an experiment in "organic writing": the process of writing without a direction or end in mind. One of my weaknesses as a writer is a tendency to "over-think" my work, and four sparks fall represents my attempt to address this issue.
Identifier: 9780542566677 (isbn), 13329 (digitool), FADT13329 (IID), fau:10179 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.F.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2006.
Subject(s): Symbolism in literature
Twins--Fiction
Sisters--Fiction
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