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Paley, Grace

Works: 228 works in 585 publications in 8 languages and 16,899 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Interviews  Biography  Poetry  Musical settings  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Signer, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Performer, nar, Actor
Classifications: PS3566.A46, 813.54
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The collected stories by Grace Paley( Book )
36 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 1,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At long last, here are all of Grace Paley's classic stories collected in one volume. From her first book, The Little Disturbances of Man, published in 1959, to Enormous Changes at the Last Minute (1974) and Later the Same Day (1985), Grace Paley's quirky, boisterous characters and rich use of language have won her readers' hearts and secured her place as one of America's most accomplished writers. Grace Paley's stories are united by her signature interweaving of personal and political truths, by her extraordinary capacity for empathy, and by her pointed, funny depiction a the small and large events that make up city life. As her work progresses, we encounter many of the same characters and revisit the same sites, bearing witness to a community as it develops and matures, becoming part ourselves of a dense and vital world that is singular yet achingly familiar
Enormous changes at the last minute : stories by Grace Paley( Book )
75 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seventeen stories written over the past fifteen years reveal the author's vision of human love and tragedy
Later the same day by Grace Paley( Book )
42 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Grace Paley's stature among writers of short fiction was established by her first collection, The Little Disturbances of Man (1959), and reconfirmed with the publication of Enormous Changes at the Last Minute in 1974. This new book, a selection from her work over the past ten years, is appropriately titled Later the Same Day: Paley's concerns, or themes, have changed only as much as life's constants change with the passage of time. Those characters familiar to readers of her previous volumes have grown older but are still deeply involved with their parents, their lovers and friends, and their children--the past, present, and future--and the welfare of the wider community. We meet the neighborhood druggist with his tale of familiar heartbreak and small-time bigotry ("Zagrowsky Tells"); a willful father in Puerto Rico who cannot accept the obvious loss of his child by kidnapping ("In the Garden"); a black woman who mourns the fact that her daughter, "born in good cheer," has become only "busy and broad" ("Lavinia: An Old Story")' a visitor from China whose concern is about the children, how to raise them" (The Expensive Moment:); a craftsman whose beautiful creation is stillborn ("This is a Story about My Friend George, the Toy Inventor"). The seenteen stories in Later the Same Day are marked by Paley's low-keyed humor, her rich but economical use of language, and her seemingly endless capacity for empathy. Their substance--the persistence of human and political concerns, despite practical pressures--subtly overwhelms less important matters
The little disturbances of man by Grace Paley( Book )
79 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Records one woman's response to the love-hate relationships, inhibitions and selfconcerns of men and women
Fidelity by Grace Paley( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Just before her death in 2007 at the age of eighty-four, Grace Paley completed this wise and poignant book of poems. Full of memories of friends and family and incisive observations of life in both her beloved hometown, New York City, and rural Vermont, the poems are sober and playful, experimenting with form while remaining eminently readable. They explore the beginnings and ends of relationships, the ties that bind siblings, the workings of dreams, the surreal strangeness of the aging body--all imbued with her unique perspective and voice. Mournful and nostalgic, but also ruefully funny and full of love, Fidelity is Grace Paley's passionate and haunting elegy for the life she was leaving behind. -- Publisher's description
Begin again : collected poems by Grace Paley( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combining Grace Paley's four previous collections and new unpublished work, this work traces the career of this direct, attentive, never predictable poet. Whether she describes the vicissitudes and pleasures of life in New York City or the hard beauty of her adoptive rural Vermont, whether she celebrates the blessings of friendship or protests against social injustice, her poems brim with the compassion and tough good humor that have made her stories and essays famous
New and collected poems by Grace Paley( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Italian and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Long walks and intimate talks by Grace Paley( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leaning forward : poems by Grace Paley( Book )
7 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Grace Paley ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A feminist and an anti-war activist, Grace Paley read three stories, Friends, Love, and Mother. She was interviewed by Carol Muske
Here and somewhere else by Grace Paley( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Various stories and poems by Grace Paley and Robert Nichols
Brother bread, sister puppet by Jeff Farber( Visual )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary on the Bread and Puppet Theater company, highlighting its production of "Our Domestic Resurrection Circus," an annual festival held at its home in northern Vermont. In addition to excerpts from the day's performances, the program includes glimpses behind the scenes: bread-baking; making puppets, flags, and costumes; rehearsals; and other preparations. The documentary also discusses the origins and early years of the company, which was founded by Peter Schumann in New York City in the early 1960s; its growing political activism and community involvement; and its character as a non-traditional theater company offering a blend of entertainment and political commentary
The Story and its writer : an introduction to short fiction by Ann Charters( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Information: 6th ed. Includes bibliographical references
Begin again : new and collected poems by Grace Paley( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Just as I thought by Grace Paley( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This rich and multifaceted collection is Grace Paley's vivid record of her life. As close to an autobiography as anything we are likely to have from this quintessentially American writer, Just As I Thought gives us a chance to see Paley not only as a writer and "troublemaker" but also as a daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother. Through her descriptions of her childhood in the Bronx and her experiences as an antiwar activist to her lectures on writing and her recollections of other writers, these pieces are always alive with Paley's inimitable voice, humor, and wisdom
Grace Paley reads from The little disturbances of man and Enormous changes at the last minute by Grace Paley( Recording )
3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected stories by Grace Paley( Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les Petits riens de la vie by Grace Paley( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Address to the smaller animals : poems by Robert Nichols( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plus tard le même jour nouvelles by Grace Paley( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recueil de brèves nouvelles: drames minuscules et bonheurs ordinaires. Des textes qui, comme l'écrit F. Bott dans ##Le Monde## du 18 avril 1980, p. 15, prennent souvent la forme d'énigmes, de contes philosophiques
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Alternative Names
Goodside, Grace
Goodside, Grace 1922-2007
Paley, Grace
פיילי, גרייס
ペイリー, グレイス
English (302)
French (22)
Italian (13)
German (11)
Japanese (8)
Spanish (7)
Hebrew (2)
Dutch (1)