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Just as I thought

Author: Grace Paley
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Essays (texts)
Biography
Named Person: Grace Paley; Grace Paley; Grace Paley; Grace Paley; Grace Paley; Grace Paley
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Grace Paley
ISBN: 0374180601 9780374180607 0374525854 9780374525859
OCLC Number: 37489561
Description: xvi, 332 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Injustice --
The Unfinished Bronx --
The Illegal Days --
Jobs --
Six Days: Some Rememberings --
Traveling --
Peacemeal --
Other Mothers --
Like All the Other Nations --
Home --
Two Villages --
Report from North Vietnam --
Everybody Tells the Truth --
"The Man in the Sky Is a Killer" --
Thieu Thi Tao: Case History of a Prisoner of Politics --
Conversations in Moscow --
Other People's Children --
Demystified Zone --
Some History on Karen Silkwood Drive --
Cop Tales --
Women's Pentagon Action Unity Statement --
The Seneca Stories: Tales from the Women's Peace Encampment --
Pressing the Limits of Action --
Of Poetry and Women and the World --
El Salvador --
The Value of Not Understanding Everything --
Some Notes on Teaching: Probably Spoken --
One Day I Made Up a Story --
Imagining the Present --
Notes in Which Answers Are Questioned --
Christa Wolf --
Coat upon a Stick --
Language: On Clarice Lispector --
Isaac Babel --
About Donald Barthelme: Some Nearly Personal Notes --
Thinking about Barbara Deming --
Feelings in the Presence of the Sight and Sound of the Bread and Puppet Theater --
Claire Lalone --
Kay Boyle --
The Gulf War --
Connections --
Questions --
How Come? --
Upstaging Time --
Life in the Country: A City Friend Asks, "Is It Boring?" --
Across the River --
In a Vermont Jury Room --
Introduction to a Haggadah --
My Father Tells a Story: "I Should Have Been a Lawyer" --
My Father at Eighty-five --
My Father at Eighty-nine.
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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.

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