USFSP Honors Program Theses (Undergraduate)

Authors

Stephen Janes

First Advisor

Trey Conner Ph.D. Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Publisher

University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Document Type

Thesis

Language

en_US

Date Available

2012-04-23

Publication Date

2008

Date Issued

2008-05-01

Abstract

To write constitutes a supreme faith. Not merely in the idea of oneself as a writer, but also in the subject and in the audience. When something is put out into the universe, it floats there. If no one grabs it, it stays floating. Nabokov writes, "A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual" (Nabokov, 22). It is the individual that makes up society. Therefore, art that does not touch one man cannot touch all men. The idea of a perfect audience or a perfect listener is comparable for man's search for God, someone all knowing, all seeing. It is with this attitude that I put this collection to a readership, like James contends, upon whom nothing is missed. This preface is broken into three major components. The first is setting, not the setting of the work in some fictional time or space, but the setting of where the actual writing took place and what impact that had on the work. The second is intent. Here I investigate what I wanted to accomplish and what I did accomplish. If they were always equal, behaviorism would be a perfect science and literature a perfect art. The final is that of editing and of the writing of the remixed story.

Comments

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the University Honors Program, University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

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