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Dear father,

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Dear father,
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Halscheid
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Therese Anne
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1958-
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Therese Halscheid
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Lisicky
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Paul
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Paul Lisicky
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Advisory Committee
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Rutgers University
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degree grantor
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Camden Graduate School
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2014
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2014-01
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My father’s passing was his return to wellness. Having had brain damage for thirty years, he had not been cognizant of his life. In dear father, – a collection of letter-like essays and poems – it is my task to review memories with my deceased father that he may learn of his time on Earth through an epistolary form. Writing in the second person was driven by a need to connect: writing to and not of. The essays assume a lyric style that is imagistic. They seek honesty rather than sentimentality. They serve as a zoom lens to magnify jarring moments when his dementia flared, as well as heartfelt hours. Some essays offer a collage of early memories, of a well father who was much loved before his open-heart surgery during which there was a lack of oxygen. The bulk of essays however, center on the first year of his brain damage when, traumatized by his dementia, I starved myself. These essays show a corollary relationship of a father and his young daughter co-existing in a damaged world. Interspersed are poems. Set between longer pieces, they work like stepping-stones that help forge the path our lives took. The organization of the collection uses mind-time rather than a chronological arrangement. Time moves about as with most letter collections; with no guarantee the next essay begins where the previous left off. Scenes unfold by way of emotional impact, like flashbacks that usher forth, rather than a linear approach. This worked for me on an aesthetic and metaphorical level, as it reflected my father’s imagined world. In dear father, readers learn of long suffering and family survival – not so much by any outward change. Rather, transcendence occurs by staying in place, navigating and finally coming to terms with the strange terrain of a ruined mind.
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Creative Writing
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v, 147 p.
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M.F.A.
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by Therese Anne Halscheid
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Halscheid, Therese Anne,--1958---Family
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doi:10.7282/T34J0C63
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ETD graduate
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Therese
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2013-11-21 06:51:54
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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2016-05-02
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2099-12-31
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