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Paley, Grace

Overview
Works: 230 works in 655 publications in 9 languages and 16,027 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Interviews  Biography  Poetry  Nonfiction films  Filmed interviews  Educational films  Filmed literary readings  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Other, Signer, Actor
Classifications: PS3566.A46, 813.54
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Publications about Grace Paley
Publications by Grace Paley
Publications by Grace Paley, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Grace Paley
The collected stories by Grace Paley( Book )
48 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,902 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 )
83 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,739 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 )
66 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,689 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 )
105 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,613 libraries worldwide
Records one woman's response to the love-hate relationships, inhibitions and selfconcerns of men and women
Fidelity by Grace Paley( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 827 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
Begin again : collected poems by Grace Paley( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 749 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 543 libraries worldwide
Long walks and intimate talks by Grace Paley( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 430 libraries worldwide
Leaning forward : poems by Grace Paley( Book )
7 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 libraries worldwide
Grace Paley ( visu )
7 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 262 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 181 libraries worldwide
Various stories and poems by Grace Paley and Robert Nichols
Fiction as experience : an anthology ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Brother bread, sister puppet by Jeff Farber( visu )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 94 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
Begin again : new and collected poems by Grace Paley( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Just as I thought by Grace Paley( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Just As I Thought is as close to an autobiography as anything we are likely to have from this quintessentially American writer. In it we get a chance to see Grace 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( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Selected stories by Grace Paley( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Address to the smaller animals : poems by Robert Nichols( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Grace Paley : collected shorts ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
"Lilly Rivlin's intimate documentary is a rich and inspiring portrait of writer, activist and New York icon Grace Paley (1922-2007). Paley's brilliant, frank and witty stories celebrating the authentic, daily lives of women are classics of American literature. Paley--beloved teacher and mother, Poet Laureate of Vermont and State Author of New York--spent a lifetime on the front lines of the feminist, anti-war and nuclear disarmament movements" -- Container
Enormous changes at the last minute ( visu )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Comedy/drama about three people, their relationships, and how they handle some big changes in their lives
 
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Alternative Names
Goodside , Grace
Goodside, Grace 1922-2007
Grace Paley Amerikaans schrijfster (1922-2007)
Grace Paley amerikansk poet och författare
Grace Paley amerikansk poet og skribent
Grace Paley scrittrice, poetessa e attivista statunitense
Grace Paley US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und politische Aktivistin
Grace Paleyová
Paley, Grace
Грейс Пейлі
Пейли, Грейс
פיילי, גרייס
گریس پیلی نویسنده و شاعر آمریکایی
గ్రేస్ పాలీ
グレイス・ペイリー
ペイリー, グレイス
格拉斯·佩利
Languages
English (342)
Italian (24)
French (23)
German (20)
Spanish (13)
Japanese (9)
Hebrew (3)
Dutch (2)
Vietnamese (1)
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