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Publication Date

Spring 2007

Degree Type

Thesis - Campus Access Only

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


English and Comparative Literature


Samuel Maio

Subject Areas

Literature, American


This thesis is an epistolary novel satirizing America's obsession with obsession. This novel chronicles the creation, publication, and rocky canonization of a novel called Juanita, an homage to Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita, through a series of journal entries, weblogs, book excerpts, newspaper articles, and case files written by those both directly and indirectly invested in the novel's success, or in some cases, failure.