Title

Seasons of Salt, Teeth, and Plastic (Original writing, Short stories).

Date of Award

2006

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

English Language, Literature, and Creative Writing

Keywords

Literature, Modern.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

Incorporating stories in the modes of realism, marvellous realism, and autobiography, Seasons of Salt, Teeth, and Plastic is a Petri dish for examining how realism can be, and often is, limited in short stories so that the story suggests, rather than represents, reality. Realism is limited for reasons of plot, coherent themes, and ease of reading, because true realism would be less coherent and less interesting. Despite this, each story in Seasons is realistic, employing strategies to suggest that the realism portrayed is less limited than it actually is. This balance between suggesting and limiting realism is a tool for fulfilling short story conventions and is a basic dynamic of literary realism. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 45-01, page: 0079. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2006.