The Collected Stories of Grace Paley

The Collected Stories of Grace Paley

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At long last, here are all Grace Paley's classic stories in one volume. From her first book THE LITTLE DISTURBANCES OF MAN (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 short story writers. Her stories are united by her signature interweaving of personal and political truths, her extraordinary capacity for empathy and her pointed depiction of the small and large events that make up daily life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 28mm | 539.77g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Virago Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1860494234
  • 9781860494239

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Largely set within the same small close-knit community in New York's Lower East Side ... ultimately what's at stake for Paley is whether to believe in the comic possibility of continuance or the tragic inevitablity of ending. Grace Paley's is an exceptiona * KASIA BODDY, GUARDIAN * An understanding of loneliness, lust, selfishness and fatigue that is splendidly comic and unladylike * PHILIP ROTH * This is a collection full of energy and stunning, quiet innovation ... it spills over with contempt, raucous humour, sadness and generosity. In it, life and language are synonymous, and there is no higher praise. What a wonderful book * ALI SMITH, SCOTSMAN * Paley is as clever a mimic as Philip Roth, as cheerfully zany and aleatory in her vision of New York as Christina Stead, as serendipitous as Donald Bartheleme, but her unladylike gutsiness and friendliness are nonpareil * EDMUND WHITE, OBSERVER *
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