Village of Petrified Men

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Matthew F. Fiander (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site:
Michael Parker

Abstract: "These stories often concern themselves with men chasing down a flawed sort of manhood. In these characters' minds, masculinity is a romantic mix of failure and drink, of chasing the wrong women and brooding in the face of calamity. These people like being sad; they mistake self-pity for courageous pain. They search for diamonds not in spite of the stink, but because of it, scouring for hope in the imaginary since they know hope is much scarcer in the reality they've so haphazardly constructed."--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2007
men, manhood, flawed, masculinity, sad, self-pity

Email this document to