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Fermented Summer is a collection of three stories: Fermented, Evaporated, and Distilled that explore themes of Southern Gothic American Literature in a modern, short story format in a small fictional Floridian town surrounded by swamp land. The characters experience troubles of southern culture: alcoholism, prejudice, alienation, poverty, transgression, and decayed settings. Each story depicts encounters of a different time in the same place whilst switching between central figures' narration. The expectation of Fermented Summer is to examine the multifaceted relationship of humanity and its ecological surroundings, putting pressure on the already brittle bonds with nature. Its purpose is to explore the degree to which humanity is recognizable without its ancestral and nearly primal synergy with the land and life. The figures of Fermented Summer highlight not the struggles of impoverished southerners, but the degrading relation of humanity to the earth itself. Each character has their own conflicts and challenges, ultimately placing the troubles with Del, the youngest, to sort through the remains of her dying homeland and familial relations.
Title: Short story collection: fermented summer.
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Alternative Title: Fermented summer.
Name(s): Waller, Chaise Jurnee, author.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Theses
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Academic Theses.
Academic Theses.
Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation.
Fiction.
Short Stories.
Issuance: monographic
Date Created: 2021
Other Date: 2021.
Publisher: University of West Florida,
Place of Publication: [Pensacola, Florida] :
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 1 online resource (v, 39 leaves)
Language(s): eng
Abstract: Fermented Summer is a collection of three stories: Fermented, Evaporated, and Distilled that explore themes of Southern Gothic American Literature in a modern, short story format in a small fictional Floridian town surrounded by swamp land. The characters experience troubles of southern culture: alcoholism, prejudice, alienation, poverty, transgression, and decayed settings. Each story depicts encounters of a different time in the same place whilst switching between central figures' narration. The expectation of Fermented Summer is to examine the multifaceted relationship of humanity and its ecological surroundings, putting pressure on the already brittle bonds with nature. Its purpose is to explore the degree to which humanity is recognizable without its ancestral and nearly primal synergy with the land and life. The figures of Fermented Summer highlight not the struggles of impoverished southerners, but the degrading relation of humanity to the earth itself. Each character has their own conflicts and challenges, ultimately placing the troubles with Del, the youngest, to sort through the remains of her dying homeland and familial relations.
Identifier: 1296378801 (oclc), WFE0000778 (IID)
Note(s): by Chaise Jurnee Waller.
Department of English, College of Arts and Social Sciences
Thesis (M.A.) University of West Florida 2021
Also available in print.
Subject(s): University of West Florida
University of West Florida.
Library Classification: LD1807.F62k 2021 W355
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/uwf/fd/WFE0000778
Use and Reproduction: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/
Host Institution: UWF
Other Format: Short story collection. (Print version:)
(OCoLC)1296378856

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