Date of Award

Spring 2000

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Languages & Literature

First Advisor

Kay Satre

Second Advisor

Murphy Fox

Third Advisor

Annette Moran

Abstract

I am not only writing a memoir, but a story of a crisis survived. I cannot think of any other story, I believe, until this one is framed and taken out ofmotion. Annie Dillard quotes that “Ifyou prize your memories as they are, by all means avoid- eschew-writing a memoir.”1 In writing this memoir, the memory will change shape, it will become still on paper to be visited and remembered. Not the haunt it has been for so long.

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