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Paley, Grace

Works: 244 works in 679 publications in 9 languages and 16,946 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Poetry  Interviews  Biography  Biographies  Essays  Filmed interviews  Educational films  Filmed literary readings 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Actor, Other, Signer, Performer
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 )
51 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,884 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 )
85 editions published between 1960 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,766 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 1,663 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 )
106 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,604 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 2014 in English and held by 816 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 )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 739 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
Full measure : modern short stories on aging ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 565 libraries worldwide
New and collected poems by Grace Paley( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Italian and held by 536 libraries worldwide
Long walks and intimate talks by Grace Paley( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 425 libraries worldwide
Leaning forward : poems by Grace Paley( Book )
7 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 405 libraries worldwide
A Grace Paley reader : stories, essays, and poetry by Grace Paley( Book )
3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 351 libraries worldwide
"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."--
Grace Paley ( visu )
7 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 239 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 178 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
40 short stories : a portable anthology by Beverly Lawn( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Brother bread, sister puppet by Jeff Farber( visu )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 95 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
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
Begin again : new and collected poems by Grace Paley( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
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 37 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
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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
פיילי, גרייס מורה אמריקאית
قریس پیلی
گریس پیلی نویسنده و شاعر آمریکایی
గ్రేస్ పాలీ
ペイリー, グレイス
English (346)
Italian (24)
German (23)
French (23)
Spanish (13)
Japanese (9)
Hebrew (3)
Dutch (3)
Vietnamese (1)
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