Title

Al Cheit

Date of Thesis

2010

Thesis Type

Honors Thesis (Bucknell Access Only)

Department

English

First Advisor

Robert Alan Rosenberg

Abstract

As the cliche goes, you write what you know. Coming into this the phrase was worn-out, something said by readers who hadn't studied Roland Barthes and still couldn't tell the difference between the life of the author and that of the protagonist. But since then, I've changed my mind: writing what you know is a more efficient way of saying that in order to be a good writer, you must understand whatyou're writing about. This concept may seem rudimentary, but when I started writing Al Cheit, the truth is, I didn't understand my subject.

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