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The World is Dead (And I'm Full of Joy)

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dc.contributor.advisor Kuitenbrouwer, Kathryn
dc.contributor.author Botha Vernon, Danila
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-13T13:43:12Z
dc.date.copyright 2018-07
dc.date.created 2018-08-15
dc.date.issued 2018-09-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/14281
dc.description.abstract The World is Dead (And I’m Full of Joy) is a novel about female friendship. It tells the story of the lives of two women, and the trust, intimacy, micro-aggressions, and tensions that arise between them. It also examines questions of identity and belonging, and the extreme lengths people sometimes go to, to be accepted, and to feel seen or loved. This novel explores the question of religious and spiritual identity (focusing on Orthodox Judaism) on community, and the balance between conformity and individuality. It delves into mental health, from Munchausen’s to addiction. It attempts to treat the subjects with compassion and an understanding of their motivations, regardless of the consequences of their choices. Finally, it explores the effect of these conditions on the subjects’ close relationships, and touches on the way these issues are perceived. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The World is Dead (And I'm Full of Joy) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Creative Writing en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Fine Arts en_US
dc.degree.department School of English and Theatre Studies en_US
dc.description.embargo 2999-01-01
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