The collapsible space between us : the interrelationship between testifier, author, and reader in Dave Eggers's "What Is the What"
Correll, Allison Moore.
Thesis (M.A.)--Georgetown University, 2009.; Includes bibliographical references. This project investigates the collaborative relationship between testifier (Valentino Achak Deng, a Lost Boy of Sudan), author (Dave Eggers), and readers in Dave Egger's What Is the What. I explore the changing genre of memoirs. I use narrative and reader-response theories to analyze Eggers's meticulous narrative construction. Finally, I argue that Eggers builds a collaborative relationship with the reader in order to transform them into an activist outside of the text.
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