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  • Main Title The Invisible Dragon


  • Author: Boutwell, Nathan
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Chair: Friedman, Bonnie
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: McCutchan, Ann
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Yeatts, Rachel
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
    Additional Info:


  • Creation: 2012-12


  • English


  • Content Description: This collection of memoir essays chronicles the author's 19 year struggle with chronic depression. "The Invisible Dragon" explores the onset of the disease and its cure. "The Silent Typewriter" looks at how it affected the author as a writer. "Roses for Trish" discusses how it affected his wife. "My Mother's Son" explores the possibility that he inherited depression from his mother. The final essay, "The Dragon Returns" probes the author's life in 2012 with the probability that he has a personality disorder. The preface examines several depression memoirs and explores the strategies used by William Styron, Elizabeth Wurtzel and Kay Redfield Jamison to prevent sliding into the pitfalls inherent in a linear structure. Among these are the use of alternative structures, language, characterization, focus and imagery.


  • Keyword: Memoir
  • Keyword: depression
  • Keyword: mental illness
  • Keyword: writing


  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD


  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights Holder: Boutwell, Nathan
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights Reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation


  • Text


  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc177182


  • Academic Department: Department of English
  • Degree Discipline: English – Creative Writing
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Name: Master of Arts
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas
  • Degree Publication Type: thesi