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Document Type:   Thesis
Title:   Question Slash Period
Author:   David Christopher Washington
College:   Liberal Arts
Degree Program:   English, M.A.
Degree:   Master of Arts
Committee Director:   Dr. John Young
Document Availability:   Document available for World-Wide access.
Date of Defense:   7-28-2004

This thesis analyses Paul Auster’s City of Glass, James Joyce’s Ulysses, and Raymond Federman’s The Voice in the Closet from the schizophrenic model of reading devised by Deleuze and Guattari in Anti-Oedipus and A Thousand Plateaus. Each text is found to create new modes of writing and generating meaning that cross outside of traditional narrative boundaries. The texts engender meaning through their narrative construction. Additionally, this reading of these texts suggests a critical model from which to read all texts and to judge the merits of those texts as an art form. In this sense, the model proposed here also seeks to protect literature from the erosion of interest in the arts.  

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