R. Budd Dwyer

Master's Thesis
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Abstract

A collection of short stories about growing up in rural Pennsylvania. That is to say, stories about fascism, the internet, pornography, anime, escape, boredom, and doom. Three boys declare war on the Japanese race in a town where there are none. A handful of teenagers in Titusville, Pennsylvania discover a genre of music called “Noise"� which requires minimal skill and minimal effort and use it as a cudgel against their enemies both perceived and imaginary. Two friends drive to New Jersey so that one of them can have sex with a middle-aged Iraq war veteran he met playing World of Warcraft. A chubby teenager is drawn towards the flickering flame of the doomed. All and all, a meager attempt at finding a geography of the hearts of isolated young people after the internet began piping all the worst things in the world into their lives.

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URN
  • etd-04192012-034039

Author Bryant Alan Davis
Advisor Valerie Sayers
Contributor Orlando Menes, Committee Member
Contributor Valerie Sayers, Committee Chair
Contributor William ORourke, Committee Member
Degree Level Master's Thesis
Degree Discipline Creative Writing
Degree Name MFA
Defense Date
  • 2012-03-29

Submission Date 2012-04-19
Country
  • United States of America

Subject
  • creative writing

  • short stories

  • doom

  • Pennsylvania

  • literature

Publisher
  • University of Notre Dame

Language
  • English

Record Visibility and Access Public
Content License
  • All rights reserved

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