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Please Don't Interrupt Me While I'm Ignoring You

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Date Issued:
2012
Abstract/Description:
A collection of short stories and personal essays, "Please Don't Interrupt Me While I'm Ignoring You" weaves a lame of humor and private desperation on the page. An actor in one story craves career gratification, while a United Nations coordinator in another finds herself attracted to a nervous NGO. A housewife attempts to convince her husband to commit an infidelity, while an architect finds that his new pet companion isn't helping him to get over his ex-girlfriend. Having a difficult time relating, these characters often find themselves stuck in a miscommunication loop, and their journey to get what they want is subtle. These stories are followed with essays about the author's own experiences while he was stuck in a miscommunication loop. Driven by his obscene fear of conflict, the author chronicles what happens when conflict is inevitable. Travel and self-loathing abound in these narratives depicted with sensitivity and sarcasm-bitterness and love. Together they leave a lasting impression of the impermeability of worldly citizens, and the internalizations they have to combat to get there.
Title: Please Don't Interrupt Me While I'm Ignoring You.
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Name(s): Harrington, Sherard, Author
Poissant, David, Committee Chair
Uttich, Laurie, Committee Member
Bartkevicius, Jocelyn, Committee Member
, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2012
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: A collection of short stories and personal essays, "Please Don't Interrupt Me While I'm Ignoring You" weaves a lame of humor and private desperation on the page. An actor in one story craves career gratification, while a United Nations coordinator in another finds herself attracted to a nervous NGO. A housewife attempts to convince her husband to commit an infidelity, while an architect finds that his new pet companion isn't helping him to get over his ex-girlfriend. Having a difficult time relating, these characters often find themselves stuck in a miscommunication loop, and their journey to get what they want is subtle. These stories are followed with essays about the author's own experiences while he was stuck in a miscommunication loop. Driven by his obscene fear of conflict, the author chronicles what happens when conflict is inevitable. Travel and self-loathing abound in these narratives depicted with sensitivity and sarcasm-bitterness and love. Together they leave a lasting impression of the impermeability of worldly citizens, and the internalizations they have to combat to get there.
Identifier: CFE0004319 (IID), ucf:49480 (fedora)
Note(s): 2012-05-01
M.F.A.
Arts and Humanities, English
Masters
This record was generated from author submitted information.
Subject(s): Nonfiction -- humor -- Japan -- gay -- homosexual -- coming out -- coming of age -- Florida -- relationship -- miscommunication
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0004319
Restrictions on Access: campus 2017-05-15
Host Institution: UCF

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