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Masters Thesis (Campus-Only Access)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Trueblood, Kathryn R., 1960-
Guess, Carol, 1968-
Youmans, Greg, 1977-
This project is the beginning of an historical fiction novel that explores the Taos, New Mexico artist colony of the 1930s, and is part of a larger recovery project related to these overlooked artists. Although the novel tells its story through the perspectives of several other characters, the primary character and interest is author Myron Brinig, one of the first American Jewish novelist to write about gay life with any depth. Also through these characters, Heart’s Desire explores a variety of themes, most notably those of identity and isolation.
Western Washington University
Subjects – Names (LCNAF)
Brinig, Myron, 1897-1991--Fiction
Subject – LCSH
Artist colonies--New Mexico--Taos--Fiction; Jewish gay men--New Mexico--Taos--Fiction
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VanKirk, A. D. (Austin David), "Heart's Desire" (2016). WWU Graduate School Collection. 494.