Title

They Say

Date of Award

2011

Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

English Language, Literature, and Creative Writing

First Advisor

Holbrook, Susan (English Language, Literature and Creative Writing)

Keywords

Canadian Literature.

Rights

info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Abstract

They Say is a collection of seventeen short stories that draws its inspiration from Canadian folklore. The stories use a variety of different styles and genres in order to reflect certain aspects of folkloric tradition, particularly folklore's communal and performance-based qualities. These styles/genres include first person narration, direct addresses to the reader, mock play scripts, song lyrics and prose poetry. Overlapping images, phrases and characters also appear throughout They Say. While the stories in They Say can be read as complete, individual stories, the overlaps serve to create a shared textual universe for the collection as a whole.

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