Gasper Zappula and other stories

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Hugo John Hildebrandt (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Fred Chappell

Abstract: This thesis consists of six short stories. The stories were written between October, 1971 and December, 1972. "Gasper Zappula" has been published in The Greensboro Review (Winter, 1973) and "Bones" has been published in Hellcoal Fiction (Spring, 1973). The only acknowledged goal of this thesis was the creation of good fiction. In each story a main character confronts a common metaphysical situation: the loss (or the threat of loss) of his own imagined conceptions and possibilities for the future. The stories present this crisis of vision or imagination and describe the character's reactions to it. Two stories deal with imagined possibilities of a religious nature; four others involve sex, parenthood, social maturity, and memory. There is no significance in the order in which these six stories appear.

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Language: English
Date: 1973

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