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A Fitting End, 2021

Identifier: cw_2021spring_robichaud_brian.pdf

Scope and Content Note

From the Series:

The series contains digital Master's theses perdominately from 2018 to present, however there are some older theses from 2010 and 2016. The theses consist of either a production book and a media component or solely a production book. The media components were originally submitted on CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays and changed to digital submissions in 2020.


  • 2021


Conditions Governing Use

The thesis is restricted due to FERPA, permission from the author is required before you can view the thesis.


123 pages (123 pages)

Language of Materials

From the record group: English

From the record group: Chinese

From the record group: Spanish; Castilian


"This collection of stories explores the realities and abstractions of loss and endings, and the far-reaching consequences of actions made in haste, doubt, or denial. Beginning with a series of flash stories ranging from realistic to absurd, the collection observes the briefest of instants in the lives of the drunk, the criminal, and the lost. From there, 'Despair,' a novella in thirty-four parts, mimics the descending spiral of Dante Alighieri's 'Inferno' as a young man struggles with an impending medical death sentence, capped off by a short coda, resolving the denied and unaddressed themes of the character from what could become his deathbed. Finally, the absurdism and genre leanings of the earlier stories come full circle in 'The Pigeon's' Son, an embrace of old pulp traditions of sword & sorcery, ushering in the new on the heels of tragedy and betrayal." -- Abstract

Physical Location

RG 010.01B Writing, Literature & Publishing

Physical Description

123 pages

Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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