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The Harvest

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Framed within the Odyssean cycle of the migratory farm-workers, Rivera's stories are myths and parables which relate the universal themes of alienation, love and betrayal, man and nature, death and resurrection, and the search for community. Represented in laconic and poetic prose, Rivera's characters become indelibly inscribed on the multicultural fabric of American liter ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published January 1st 1989 by Arte Publico Press
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I liked this story but I didn't like the kids who started rumors about the old man. I don't like other people talking trash about other people they don't know. He was a lonely man who liked to be alone and that isn't anyone else's business but his own.
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This is a short story about a man named Don Trine. He is a migrant worker from Texas. He is a bachelor who lives all alone. Everyone thinks he is rich because he doesn't have a family to spend his. Only on. He starts to go for
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Tomás Rivera (December 22, 1935 – May 16, 1984) was a Chicano author, poet, and educator. He was born in Texas to migrant farm workers, and had to work in the fields as a young boy. However, he achieved social mobility through education—gaining a degree at Southwest Texas State University (now known as Texas State University), and later a PhD at the University of Oklahoma—and came to believe stron ...more
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