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Full of his details and other essays

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dc.contributor.advisor Anderson, Chris
dc.creator Tuma, Teresa K. Easterling
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-05T20:35:45Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-05T20:35:45Z
dc.date.copyright 1995-05-19
dc.date.issued 1995-05-19
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/34856
dc.description Graduation date: 1996 en_US
dc.description.abstract This collection consists of autobiographical essays which center around my father, my first husband, and my backyard. All of the pieces are recollections, and most occur either from my study inside the house, or from the deck outside, looking at the yard. The Preface is the story of how I came to be a writer. Chapter I, "Arkansas," traces my thought process in "On Looking in From Zinnias" in which I recount losing a baby that, ultimately, reminds me of my father. This leads into three essays, "Down Home," "The Heart Ring," and "The Boyd Place," that recall my parents' past in Arkansas, a ring my father made, and a trip I took to Arkansas. Chapter II, "Cemetery," recalls a meteorology class field trip to a cemetery where my first husband and father are buried and explores the implications of my first husband's suicide. Chapter III, "Backyard," returns to my father and his craft of building in "Full of His Details." "On the Birds I See" looks at robins and leads to a look at other birds and how I experienced "flying" on a one-time sailing trip. "Ash" recalls when Mount St. Helens erupted and ultimately reinforces the overall theme in the collection: finding solace in remembering details of the past. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tuma, Teresa K. Easterling en_US
dc.title Full of his details and other essays en_US
dc.type Thesis/Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts (M.A.) in English en_US
dc.degree.level Master's en_US
dc.degree.discipline Liberal Arts en_US
dc.degree.grantor Oregon State University en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Robinson, David
dc.contributor.committeemember Leeson, Ted
dc.contributor.committeemember Hart, Diane
dc.description.digitization File scanned at 300 ppi (Monochrome) using ScandAll PRO 1.8.1 on a Fi-6670 in PDF format. CVista PdfCompressor 4.0 was used for pdf compression and textual OCR. en_US
dc.description.peerreview no en_us


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