Beneath the Surface

Publication Year:
2007
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Repository URL:
https://scholarworks.uno.edu/td/1058
Author(s):
Dienes, Susanna
Tags:
Creative Nonfiction; New Orleans; Guatemala; Travel; Sibling Loss; Aging; Cancer; bicycles; D.I.Y.; Hurricane Katrina; evacuation; online teaching; Freshman English; Creative Nonfiction; New Orleans; Guatemala; Travel; Sibling Loss; Aging; Cancer; bicycles; D.I.Y.; Hurricane Katrina; evacuation; online teaching; Freshman English
thesis / dissertation description
Beneath the Surface is a collection of seven individual literary nonfiction essays. Five of the essays are personal essays, and three come from the author's contribution to UNO's Katrina Narrative Project. The collection represents the author's cumulative body of work upon completion of her MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing at UNO. Titles include: "Beneath the Surface, " "Hello, Harry, " "My One-Summer Bike, " "Just Like Jazzfest, " In Defense of Sodom, " "'Every Year It's Something, '" and "Revising my Approach. The essays explore themes such as sibling bereavement, Latin American travel, the incomprehensibility of death, experiencing new cultures, online teaching, and hurricane evacuation.