In The Cemetery Where Al Jolsen is Buried

In The Cemetery Where Al Jolsen is Buried None

  • Title: In The Cemetery Where Al Jolsen is Buried
  • Author: Amy Hempel
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 327
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      Published :2018-06-27T09:27:44+00:00

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    1. Amy Hempel's In The cemetery Where Al Jolsen is Buried is a moving story of a woman living through the death of her best friend from a terminal illness. The prose is beautifully written and very moving, and very skillfully shows the emotions she is going through without sappy sentimentality. It is amazing to see how this author packs 400 pages worth of emotion into one short story that takes a half hour to read. Hats off to this author, and I would love to read more of her work.

    2. This story pulls no punches, and the way Hempel combines voice and prose is absolutely outstanding to me. Her use of language is economical, and from a literary perspective I highly admire how she has constructed this story. The story itself isn't complex, but the protagonists are developed incredibly within such a short time frame, their raw emotions and inner conflict spread throughout the story. If you had to read ONE contemporary story, make it this one.

    3. Not a happy short story. Listened to an audio version, beautifully read. I found the ending particularly abrupt. 3.5 out of 5.

    4. "I had a convertible in the parking lot. Once out of that room, I would drive it too fast down the Coast highway through the crab-smelling air. A stop in Malibu for sangria. The music in the place would be sexy and loud. They'd serve papaya and shrimp and watermelon ice. After dinner I would shimmer with lust, buzz with heat, life, and stay up all night."

    5. A subtle tale of grief, yet I will remember it more for the quirky trivia it abounds with. I am not yet sure if this a success or a failing of the story.

    6. If there's a better short story ever written, I've yet to read it. Read it maybe 30 times and it's more powerful with every reading. I can barely get through it anymore.

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