The Resource A walk through the valley of shadows, Nicole Casady

A walk through the valley of shadows, Nicole Casady

Label
A walk through the valley of shadows
Title
A walk through the valley of shadows
Statement of responsibility
Nicole Casady
Creator
Contributor
Author
Degree supervisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Magical Realism, religion, illness and death are twisted through this collection of short stories to explore how people deal with the fantasy of belief in a very real world. The non-fiction essay "How an Illness I Don't Have is Going to Kill Me" explores how invasive an illness is to a whole family unit and not just the person with the disease. Elements from this piece can be seen in each of the fictional stories. "Out of Breath Wishes" explores how a woman comes to terms with who she is and how the world sees her despite the fact that she considers herself normal. Contrasting our contemporary world with sacred religious figures puts the character's faith into questions and forces them to try to figure out how to apply old belief systems to a question of sacrifice in the story "In the Year of Our Lord." The next story, "Ghost Boy in the Land of the Queens," brings the question of gender and existence into a character's world of death. "The True Story of Cripple-Boy Who Was Probably Named Billy" aims to make the reader realize that people with handicaps are so often turned into archetypes that the narrators of the story don't really care what actually happened to the real boy. And in "Heaven Under New Management" explores what happens when we finally get the power to have exactly what we want and why that is such a bad idea
Cataloging source
UMK
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1986-
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Casady, Nicole
Degree
M.F.A.
Dissertation note
(Department of English Language and Literature).
Dissertation year
2016.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • theses
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Terrell, Whitney
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  • Short stories
  • Diseases
  • Religion
  • Death
Label
A walk through the valley of shadows, Nicole Casady
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A thesis in Creative Writing and Media Arts."
  • Advisor: Whitney Terrell
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Critical introduction -- How an illness I don't have is going to kill me -- Out of breath wishes -- In the Year of Our Lord -- Ghost boy in the land of the queens - the true story of cripple boy who was probably named Billy -- Heaven under new management
Control code
953420278
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (186 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)953420278
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A walk through the valley of shadows, Nicole Casady
Publication
Note
  • "A thesis in Creative Writing and Media Arts."
  • Advisor: Whitney Terrell
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Critical introduction -- How an illness I don't have is going to kill me -- Out of breath wishes -- In the Year of Our Lord -- Ghost boy in the land of the queens - the true story of cripple boy who was probably named Billy -- Heaven under new management
Control code
953420278
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (186 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)953420278
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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