American Sandwich: West Coast, East Coast, in Between

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The thesis begins with an introduction, followed by six short stories. The stories that follow span three or four regions of the American landscape and three or four decades of the twentieth century. What drives each story is the isolation of both narrator and main character (when these are not the same) from the world of the story. In each story, there is either a sense of wanting to belong or an urge to escape, or both. The paradox--also the writer's paradox--is that if one belongs, one has no need to escape; if one escapes, one can never belong.

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iv, 112 leaves

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Clark, Emily A. (Emily Alcorn) August 1994.

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The thesis begins with an introduction, followed by six short stories. The stories that follow span three or four regions of the American landscape and three or four decades of the twentieth century. What drives each story is the isolation of both narrator and main character (when these are not the same) from the world of the story. In each story, there is either a sense of wanting to belong or an urge to escape, or both. The paradox--also the writer's paradox--is that if one belongs, one has no need to escape; if one escapes, one can never belong.

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iv, 112 leaves

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  • August 1994

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Clark, Emily A. (Emily Alcorn). American Sandwich: West Coast, East Coast, in Between, thesis, August 1994; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500584/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .