I’m looking for MFA thesis flipped into a first book. Preferably a good first book.
I think The Broom of The System was this, although it was only so-so.
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, which was also a good book. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mysteries_of_Pittsburgh
tbots was for dfws undergrad thesis in english. his phil thesis is floating around the internet too I thnk.
tbots was his undergrad thesis.
I believe that Matt Bell’s How They Were Found was part of his MFA thesis. (Source: Looked at his thesis in the library once)
Not sure if poetry is out of the realm of what you’re looking for, but Maurice Manning’s Lawrence Booth’s Book of Visions was his thesis. It won him Yale Younger Poets.
I think I remember reading/hearing that The Age of Wire and String was Ben Marcus’ thesis, but I just looked up his thesis and it was something called “secret weather”
Fra Keeler (http://www.dorothyproject.com/books/rev_oloomi.html) was a thesis
The mothering coven (http://www.ellipsispress.com/2009/09/01/the-mothering-coven/) was a thesis
Mine will be fall of next year. And I wrote it in your program!
I think Everything is Illuminated started as Foer’s thesis.
dfw’s undgerad phil thesis: http://www.amazon.com/books/dp/0231151578
Pretty Tilt by Carrie Murphy; also from your program and one of my favorite books of poetry in the last few years.
Flannery O’Connor’s A Good Man is Hard To Find.
The Torrents of Spring
Dude, he wrote that as an undergrad. It’s pretty phenome, think of his age!
Yep it was
Yay! Thanks, Mike and CONGRATS!
Undergrad, but I might use it anyways. I taught TBOTS last year and it was DFW’s undergrad thesis so.
Did he really go to MFA school or was that named The School of Gertrude Stein? Heh.
Hey Brooks, where you been? No one gmail chats me late at night now.
Yeah, Pound and Stein were on his thesis committee. :D