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Compelled to Ascend


1997 1997

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Compelled to Ascend is a collection of poems and short stories by Scott Simpson, a native of the Great Plains of Nebraska. Among other things, the collection addresses the themes of childhood, family relationships, sexual discovery, Alzheimer's, parenting, and the death of a friend. The poems and stories are grouped into three main sections titled, "Water," "Earth," and "Sky," each title defining a unifying element for the section. The collection moves symbolically from water to earth to sky, using the concept of ascension as a metaphor both for growing up, and for the struggle to achieve new perspectives of self in relation to others and the natural environment. Compelled to Ascend includes an introduction in which the author discusses the genesis of this collection and of poetry in general, quoting from the works of William Carlos Williams, Wallace Stevens, and Wallace Stegner.

Indexing (details)


Subject
American literature;
Literature
Classification
0591: American literature
0298: Literature
Identifier / keyword
Language, literature and linguistics; Original writing; Poetry; Short stories
Title
Compelled to Ascend
Author
Simpson, David Scott
Number of pages
97
Publication year
1997
Degree date
1997
School code
0138
Source
DAI-A 58/08, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780591541045, 0591541041
Advisor
Whipp, Leslie; Kuzma, Greg
University/institution
The University of Nebraska - Lincoln
University location
United States -- Nebraska
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
9804338
ProQuest document ID
304356525
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304356525
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