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

Abstract: The choice of these three stories arose from an attempt for a range, a range of subject and tone and theme, although the title of the first story and of the thesis itself may bring all three into a similar critical perspective. The first story is the kernel of a larger work in progress. The twenty-five pages here, lacking ten characters and hints and episodes in proportion, are no attempt to delineate the miser's brother-in-law, although the old man is the main character of a larger work. The association with the characters of the other pieces is in him. Loot Worrell is among the men who sing. And there are times and places in the world when and where these men do not find company in the company of men, but they want it. In a minor way this observation fits the shortest, last piece called Toto the Marvelous Wonder Dog. It is a portrait and an equation. To use the mathematician's lexicon more exactingly it is an identity with an open end. It is a very different avenue from the one the monkey owner shows in the second story.

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Language: English
Date: 1972

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