While Amy Hempel is considered a quintessential minimalist writer (she came out from the umbrella of Gordon Lish and Raymond Carver), this short story. 2 2 The Harvest Amy Hempel The year I began to say vahz instead of vase, a man I barely knew nearly accidentally killed me. The man was not hurt when the . In “The Harvest” by Amy Hempel, a woman is in a horrific crash involving the motorcycle she was on and a young journalist. The man driving.

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Kelly Hall: “The Harvest” by Amy Hempel

First 10 minutes of the service hour: The stars were still shining in the sky. She became someone who helped change our country.

But the first line and I may be biased harvesr reads wmy it was written for Gordon Lish. I don’t have an MFA in any of this stuff. The Magic in the Mundane with Keith Rosson. Skip to Main Content Area. He lived in a huge palace with gold and silver ornaments everywhere. A personal reflection on domestic violence My Mother, My Hero: Joseph was called a dreamer by his brothers.

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“The Harvest” (thoughts)

But Vietnam came along and blew that whole fantasy to hell. On the news that night, there was footage of the riot. We had the dinner with us as we headed up the twisting mountain road. Dogs are not allowed in the Herman W. I am talking about the turn neear the end, the “I’m going to start now and tell you what I left out Many of my dear friends were in danger More information. It had been suggested that I rub my leg with ice, to bring up the scars, before I hiked my skirt three years later for the court.


Then the children went to bed, or at least went upstairs, and the yempel joined the women for a cigarette on the porch, absently picking ticks engorged like grapes off the sleeping dogs.

Not sure why the story works, or what specific mechanics make it work, but it does work. I think one reaction was a gritty realism that said ‘fuck your epiphanies. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Actually it’s really easy to make – just the past simple of. Relationship-building time kids get to know each other and the volunteers More information.


The cockerels were beginning to crow 1 and the pigs were looking for something to eat. It just doesn’t quite hold up for me. You ease yourself into a tub of water, you ease yourself down.