Date of Thesis
Honors Thesis (Bucknell Access Only)
English - Creative Writing
Robert Alan Rosenberg
Jewish Literature, Women's Literature
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 what you're writing about. This concept may seem rudimentary, but when I started writing Al Cheit, the truth is, I didn't understand my subject.
Burris, Rachel Emily, "Al Cheit" (2010). Honors Theses. 64.