Rat killing, Two prisoners and Molting : three short stories

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Wesley Wilson Ferguson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Fred Chappell

Abstract: These three short stories are united in an exploration of the possibilities and limitations of behavioral observation in revealing emotions. As much as possible, observable details reveal the characters' emotional states in order to create, through images, the tangible stimuli from which conclusions about a person's feelings naturally derive. The problem was to select what a character sees and does ostensibly that reveal his inner feelings. By revealing his emotions in this indirect manner, through observable reality, his inner self becomes tangible and, hopefully, more capable of evoking emotive responses in readers. Through this technique, though structured in a straightforward, traditional manner, the stories are intended to become more concrete, vivid and dramatic.

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Language: English
Date: 1973

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