Date of Graduation
MFA Creative Writing Thesis
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
With All Things Gone is a collection of 18 essays and short prose pieces, many of which adopt a lyrical and meditative style, as well as a more traditional memoir form. In these essays, the author considers and investigates his interest and observations on grief, missing, and longing. These explorations are tied through his background as a first-generation Asian-American in a southern evangelical region, his relationship with his widowed mother and his deceased biological father, and his interest in particular word choices used in both every day and literary language. The collection weaves together a lineation of musings and personal experiences, exploring the power of observational acts such as listening and looking in the attempt for universal connection.
Lee, Kenneth Joon, "With All Things Gone: Essays on Missing" (2021). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 8110.
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