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Master's Thesis on Amy Hempel

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I'm gathering information on Amy Hempel for my master's thesis, if you've got anything useful, I'd be grateful, I haven't had much success finding information about her on the web.

I'd also like to ask about Tom Spanbauer's workshops, particularly some more detailed information on the topics/themes/methods outlined in Chuck's Chasing Amy/She breaks your heart (horses, choruses, etc.). A part of my thesis is hopefully going to be about how Amy Hempel influenced Spanbauer's dangerous writing theory and how the above mentioned techniques can be tracked back to her short stories (I'm working with Reasons to Live and At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom). Unfortunately i don't have the opportunity to attend any workshops personally as I'm from central Europe, so I'd be really thankful if you posted sources or even personal notes on the subject.