Subtitle

Isolation and Community in Three Short Story Collections: Z.Z. Packer, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Mary Gaitskill

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

First Advisor

Shelton, Carol R.

Document Type

Thesis

Department

English

Abstract

Looking at short story collections by Z.Z. Packer, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Mary Gaitskill, this work explores the protagonists' development of identity in relation to others. Using relational psychoanalysis as a theoretical base, this thesis probes the tension between involvement in community and maintaining individuality.

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