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Master of Arts (MA)
Magee, Kelly, 1976-
Miller, Brenda, 1959-
Trueblood, Kathryn R., 1960-
Common Eternities embodies a conglomeration of forms and concepts pooled from my interests as a board game aficionado, a long-time consumer of science fiction, and a student of literary conventions and style. In doing so, Common Eternities, demonstrates the power progressive storytelling can offer. Set in numerous time periods and surroundings, Common Eternities strikes at the purpose of life and how all living objects are connected to one other. Anthelion and the Darkness, the two main godlike characters, find themselves constantly entangled in the span of five chapters as they discover their own identities, their surroundings, and the implications of their actions. Within each section, questions relating to the deity figures are answered while others remain until the ending. Common Eternities-- utilizing the experimental approach in which it asks the reader to consider the chapters in alternate orders--combines a myriad of narratological perspectives, twists on literary conventions, and obtuse imagery showcasing a new way to tell a story.
Western Washington University
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Wallace, Aaron, "Common eternities" (2012). WWU Graduate School Collection. 254.