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This thesis explores and interrogates both beginnings and endings as provisional genres of situations that humans inhabit to understand themselves as beings passing through time in order to reinvent both the genre and the situation they are living through. Beginnings and endings are understood as narrative devices that serve as milestones for dealing with transformation and reinvention. The thesis does so constantly changing the style, genre, design and narrator of each chapter in order to disrupt the logical flow that gives unity and thematic coherence to the collection of experiences and thoughts contained herein.

This disruption opens the way for different possibilities and lines of flight that characters and narrators pursue in the following chapters, breaking up thematic coherence to challenge the notion of beginnings and endings as the only genres that provide meaning and closure to experience, particularly to the experience of writing.

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