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dc.contributor.advisor Connelly, Karen
dc.contributor.author Neilson, Shane
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-11T18:08:42Z
dc.date.copyright 2013-08
dc.date.created 2013-08-21
dc.date.issued 2013-09-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/7511
dc.description.abstract This non-fiction thesis combines medical experience with poetic experience. The author, a medical doctor, uses his own family history to reflect upon how and why loved ones stay alive (in this case, the author’s son and daughter, as well as the author himself). The author’s training in medicine provides one lens to look upon the serious illnesses experienced by his children, but another finely-ground lens is that of fatherhood. Poetry is used less as refracting device and more as competing sense-making device, a tool – like the doctor’s interview or physical examination – to name and understand problems, disturbances, and also resiliencies. The problem of faith is confronted in the context of grief. Photographs and references to the texts of others are the final lenses used to make the narrative both more physical and situated in a world outside that of the narrator’s thought-world. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject grief en_US
dc.subject bipolar en_US
dc.subject disorder en_US
dc.subject memoir en_US
dc.subject epilepsy en_US
dc.title Saving en_US
dc.type Book 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
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