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dc.contributor.authorCollette, Mariana
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-23T01:36:00Z
dc.date.available2020-01-23T01:36:00Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/15118
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis I examine the form of memoir and look at how and why female memoirists use fictional techniques to establish their narrative of problem drinking. Over the last decade, there has been a rise in the number of memoirs being written about the problematic relationship between women and their drinking, yet there is still very little about this topic from a New Zealand perspective. I argue that memoir is an important tool to examine larger social issues through a personal viewpoint and that the use of memoir gives power to women’s voices on particular issues. This thesis is comprised of two parts. Section one is a critical essay entitled ‘Women who Drink and Memoir.’ Section Two is a creative component consisting of a memoir piece entitled ‘She’s a Lush.’ The critical essay examines Drink: The Intimate Relationship between Women and Alcohol by Ann Dowsett- Johnston (2013) ; Lit by Marry Karr (2010); Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp (1996); Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget by Sarah Hepola (2015); A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin (1977) and Mrs D. is Going Without by Lotta Dann (2014), exploring how and why they use social and medical data, metaphor, chronology, characterisation and intimate detail to tell their story of problem drinking. The creative component is my own memoir.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectJohnston, Ann Dowsetten_US
dc.subjectDrinken_US
dc.subjectKarr, Maryen_US
dc.subjectLiten_US
dc.subjectKnapp, Carolineen_US
dc.subjectDrinkingen_US
dc.subjectHepola, Sarahen_US
dc.subjectBlackouten_US
dc.subjectBerlin, Luciaen_US
dc.subjectManual for cleaning womenen_US
dc.subjectDann, Lottaen_US
dc.subjectMrs D. is going withouten_US
dc.subjectCriticism and interpretationen_US
dc.subjectAutobiographyen_US
dc.subjectWomen authorsen_US
dc.subjectWomenen_US
dc.subjectAlcohol useen_US
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_US
dc.titleShe's a lush : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters in Creative Writing at Massey University, Manawatū, New Zealanden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCreative Writingen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Creative Writing (MCW)en_US
dc.subject.anzsrc360201 Creative writing (incl. scriptwriting)en


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