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Sanctuary and other stories


Sanctuary and other stories

Duncan, Jennifer (1998) Sanctuary and other stories. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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This collection of linked short stories concerns itself with the lives of young people coming of age in the punk subculture of downtown Toronto in the 1980s. Long third-person narratives are interposed with brief first-person monologues. The longer stories explore how the alienated characters, who are either unconsciously unwilling or psychologically incapable of articulating themselves, nevertheless inadequately fumble into moments of haphazard connection in which they resonate with each other in a way that suggests the possibility of at least limited evolution. The brief monologues are close-ups that allow a more immediate and intimate exposure of the ways in which the anonymous characters are constructed by the economic restrictions, family breakdowns, corporate-driven culture of simulacra, etc. that compose their world.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > English
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Duncan, Jennifer
Pagination:iv, 169 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Thesis Supervisor(s):Michele, Mary Di
Identification Number:PS 8557 U644S26 1998
ID Code:610
Deposited By: Concordia University Library
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 17:13
Last Modified:13 Jul 2020 19:47
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