The Collected Stories
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The Collected Stories

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 30.48mm | 340.19g
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Pbk.
  • 0374530289
  • 9780374530280
  • 136,766

About Grace Paley

Born in the Bronx in 1922, Grace Paley was a renowned writer and activist. Her Collected Stories was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Her other collections include Enormous Changes at the Last Minute and Just As I Thought. She died in Vermont on August 22, 2007.show more

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Grace Paley makes me weep and laugh--and admire. She is that rare kind of writer, a natural, with a voice like no one else's: funny, sad, lean, modest, energetic, acute. Susan Sontag A solid and vital fictional world, cross-referenced and dense with life. Walter Clemons, Newsweek I can't think of another writer who captures the itch of the city, the love between parents and children, or the cutting edge of combat, as well. Lis Harris, The New York Times Book Review "show more

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