Isolation and Community in Three Short Story Collections: Z.Z. Packer, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Mary Gaitskill
Master of Arts (MA)
Shelton, Carol R.
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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.
Howe, Katy A., "Isolation and Community in Short Story Collections by Z.Z. Packer, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Mary Gaitskill" (2006). Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview. 5.
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