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dc.contributor.advisor Goodwin, Stephen Mincks, Christian Michael
dc.creator Mincks, Christian Michael 2020-05-06 2021-09-15T13:26:16Z
dc.description This thesis has been embargoed for 10 years. It will not be available until May 2030 at the earliest. en_US
dc.description.abstract Atlas Factorial is a metaphysical, episodic adventure novel loosely retelling the Greek myth of the Titan Atlas. Atlas, in this adaptation, has been floating for an eternity in the vacuum of space carrying the world upon his back when Hercules arrives and requests his help in collecting the Golden Apples from the Garden of the Hesperides, a trio of sunlight nymphs who are Atlas’s daughters. To get there, the duo must first pass through endless, compartmentalized Voids that house various iterations of figures from Greek mythology. As Atlas and Hercules explore these Voids, they encounter alternate-universe versions of Atlas, many of whom are derived from conflicting depictions of him in surviving historical records. As Atlas faces paradox after paradox, he must construct his own identity, whether as revolutionary or oppressor, thinker or feeler. However, when he gets a taste of fatherhood, he is forced to decide once and for all to follow the path laid out for him or abandon fate for his family. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Greek mythology en_US
dc.subject farce en_US
dc.subject metaphysics en_US
dc.subject comedy en_US
dc.subject novel en_US
dc.title Atlas Factorial en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing en_US Master's en_US Creative Writing en_US George Mason University en_US
dc.description.embargo 2030-05-06

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