Title

Mourning after: Stories of sorrow and redemption

Date of Publication

2003

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Literature, Department of

Thesis Adviser

Bienvenido L. Lumbera

Defense Panel Chair

Vicente Victor Emmanuel G. Groyon, III

Defense Panel Member

Connie Jan Maraan
Katrina Tuvera Quimbo

Abstract/Summary

This writing project is a collection of short stories that attempts to explore the concept of sorrow as brought about by various absences and losses in our lives, sorrow as a test of a character's strength or frailty and sorrow as a possible vehicle to self-redemption. The project consists of one (1) published short story and four (4) new and unpublished short stories. It makes use of the philosophical framework of Sigmund Freud's theories in Psychoanalysis. In his article, Mourning and Melancholia, Freud identified absences or losses of a person or a cherished idea as the root cause of sadness and sorrow of our lives. We are constantly beset by sorrow and we react to it in different ways.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TG03493

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

126 leaves ; 28 cm.

Keywords

Short stories; Grief; Creative writing

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