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dc.contributor.advisorDowling, Sarah
dc.contributor.advisorBrown, Rebecca
dc.contributor.authorFox, Terrell
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-11T22:45:50Z
dc.date.submitted2017-06
dc.identifier.otherFox_washington_0250O_17322.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/39818
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's)--University of Washington, 2017-06
dc.description.abstractThis Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things is an experimental memoir about one Marine officer's experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan. It weaves together journal entries, short stories, and private reflections in an interrogation of the personal and emotional costs of war: how one's humanity can get sacrificed overseas and what burdens are carried home from deployment. The memoir progresses in a non-linear fashion, making connections between battlefield relationships, dark humor, and physical discomfort set against a backdrop of unrelenting absurdity. The narrative begins and ends in a way that speaks to the cyclical nature of American warfare in the 21st century.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsnone
dc.subjectFuck
dc.subjectHumor
dc.subjectMarine Corps
dc.subjectMemoir
dc.subjectPoetry
dc.subjectWar
dc.subjectCreative writing
dc.subjectMilitary history
dc.subjectLiterature
dc.subject.otherTo Be Assigned
dc.titleThis Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things
dc.typeThesis
dc.embargo.termsRestrict to UW for 5 years -- then make Open Access
dc.embargo.lift2022-07-16T22:45:50Z


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