A Grace Paley reader : stories, essays, and poetry

Published 2017
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"An essential book for all Grace Paley fans. Grace Paley is best known for her inimitable short stories, but she was also an enormously talented essayist and poet. A Grace Paley Reader collects the best of Paley's writing, showcasing her breadth of work and her extraordinary insight and empathy. With an introduction by George Saunders and an afterword by the writer's daughter, Nora Paley, A Grace Paley Reader is sure to become an instant classic."-- Provided by publisher.

First edition.
xxiv, 371 pages ; 22 cm
Other Title:
Works. Selections
Includes bibliographical references.
I. Stories. From The little disturbances of man. Goodbye and good luck ; A woman, young and old ; The loudest voice ; An interest in life ; Two short sad stories from a long and happy life ; The used-boy raisers ; A subject of childhood
From Enormous changes at the last minute. Living ; Come on, ye sons of art ; Faith in a tree ; Enormous changes at the last minute ; A conversation with my father ; The long-distance runner
From Later the same day. Friends ; Mother ; Ruthy and Edie ; Zagrowsky tells
II. Essays. From Just as I thought. Injustice ; The illegal days ; Jobs ; Six days : some rememberings ; Cop tales ; The seneca stories : tales from the women's peace encampment ; Women's pentagon action unity statement ; Of poetry and women and the world ; Thinking about Barbary Deming ; The Gulf War ; Report from North Vietnam ; El Salvador ; Other people's children ; Some notes on teaching : probably spoken ; Imagining the present ; The value of not understanding everything ; Feelings in the presence of the sight and sound of the bread and puppet theater ; Traveling
From Long walks and intimate talks. Midrash on happiness
III. Poems. Fidelity ; For Danny ; My mother : 33 years later ; Suddenly there's Poughkeepsie ; In the bus ; A poem about storytelling ; News ; Connections : Vermont--Vietnam (I) ; Connections : Vermont--Vietnam (II) ; In San Salvador (I) ; That country ; On the Ramblas--a tree--a girl ; People in my family ; My father at 85 ; Sisters ; On occasion ; Anti-love poem ; My sister and my grandson ; Fathers ; Luck ; The hard-hearted rich ; Responsibility ; For my daughter ; Letter ; Fear ; Families ; Saint-John's-wort! ; Goldenrod ; Then ; Is there a difference between men and women ; Definition ; Education ; One day ; This hill.
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