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Golden Delicious, 2022

Identifier: cw_2022fall_scherny_emily.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.


  • 2022


Conditions Governing Use

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


425 pages (425 pages)

Language of Materials

From the record group: English

From the record group: Chinese

From the record group: Spanish; Castilian


"Along with a deep investigation of the human condition, this is a story that dissects, tests, and questions the foundations, fundamentals, and the fruition of a few lived-in experiences, and of the various full-circle warm-belly miraculous feeling of life happening. Ultimately, it all gets compared to one object—a Golden Delicious apple, whose symbolism, history, and lore (Biblical or otherwise) makes for a metaphor that both incites and soothes humanity's inclines and descents. The action revolves around chiefly one parable: human error puts the wrong man behind bars; human fortitude saves him. Golden Delicious is a modern generational saga, and also a multicultural, voice-driven epic that boasts of a diverse cast of characters, a nimble command of language and an ironic, often philosophical prose. Totaling 132,000 words, this body of work saw its genesis as a BFA Thesis and has evolved into a marketable debut." -- Abstract

Physical Location

RG 010.01B Writing, Literature & Publishing

Physical Description

425 pages

Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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