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Birgitta Hjalmarson

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Birgitta Hjalmarson It began with an image I couldn't forget. I had moved to the US but was visiting my mother in Sweden. She mentioned the burial almost as if in…moreIt began with an image I couldn't forget. I had moved to the US but was visiting my mother in Sweden. She mentioned the burial almost as if in passing. She said it was shortly after WWI. Must have been, she said, for she herself was still a child. The family had crossed a snowy field to a country churchyard, hidden in the forest of Sweden. As Anna's brother lowered the small coffin into the frozen ground, Anna clenched her fists, her knuckles white from the cold. A man, dressed in black, watched from the pasture below, a wreath on his arm. Only after the family left, did he approach the grave.

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An essay, or so my dictionary says, is "a short piece of writing on a particular subject." In Michel de Montaigne's case, the subject was ostensibly himself. And so he invented a genre, the personal essay, one that Patricia Hampl practices too.

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