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dc.contributor.authorFleissner, Ward
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-26T18:54:36Z
dc.date.available2020-08-26T18:54:36Z
dc.date.issued2020-05
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.sewanee.edu/handle/11005/21740
dc.descriptionAbstract only is available for this thesis.en_US
dc.description.abstractWilder Tower tells the story of a young woman from the Southern aristocracy who goes to work in an all-male newsroom in 1979. Two fellow reporters strive to win her—a romantic poet born into the wrong century and a sexually voracious war veteran—both drawn to her vulnerability and latent passion. Complications ensue, violently disrupting the status quo, with tragic consequences. Two narrators present the newsroom drama: an impulsive male colleague obsessed with the Civil War, and an older woman with a lifetime of thwarted ambitions and bitter relationships. The novel’s events precisely follow the timeline of the Iran hostage crisis, 444 days that haunted the American psyche and still resonate today.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of the Southen_US
dc.subjectSchool of Letters Thesis 2020en_US
dc.subjectAmerican literature - 1970s, 20th centuryen_US
dc.subjectIran hostage crisis, 1979-1981en_US
dc.subjectSexism in workplaceen_US
dc.subjectJournalismen_US
dc.subjectAmerican Civil War legacyen_US
dc.subjectDual-narrator fictionen_US
dc.titleWilder Tower: A Novelen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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