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Paley, Grace

Works: 251 works in 700 publications in 9 languages and 17,769 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Poetry  Biography  Biographies  Interviews  Essays  Filmed interviews  Educational films  Filmed literary readings 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Actor, Signer, Other, Performer
Classifications: PS3566.A46, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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 1,888 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member 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 )

69 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,660 WorldCat member 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 )

107 editions published between 1959 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 1,604 WorldCat member 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 815 WorldCat member 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 )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member 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 by Dorothy Sennett( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New and collected poems by Grace Paley( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long walks and intimate talks by Grace Paley( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaning forward : poems by Grace Paley( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Grace Paley reader : stories, essays, and poetry by Grace Paley( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member 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."--
The Best American short stories, 1980 by Stanley Elkin( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grace Paley( Visual )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A feminist and an anti-war activist, Grace Paley read three stories, Friends, Love, and Mother. She was interviewed by Carol Muske
Fiction as experience : an anthology( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

40 short stories : a portable anthology by Beverly Lawn( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brother bread, sister puppet by Jeff Farber( Visual )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the Bread and Puppet Theater, a puppet troupe founded in 1963, and based in Vermont since 1970. Much of the footage is devoted to the 1988 Resurrection Circus, an anual event the troupe staged every summer from 1975 to 1998. Also includes archival footage of the troupe in its early days, filmed in New York City in the 1960s
Just as I thought by Grace Paley( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 59 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From leaning forward : for soprano, with baritone, clarinet/bass clarinet, cello by Christian Wolff( )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with Grace Paley by Grace Paley( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of interviews from 1978 to 1995 Paley elaborates on the many forces that have influenced her and her writing. In these conversations she reveals not only her triple lives as writer, mother, and political activist but also her perspectives which over the years have become precise and solid. With authority, distinctness, and relentless honesty she speaks out on contemporary issues. She discusses American conditions at large, particularly those that are being neglected or denied. With firm authority Paley discusses topics of wide range, many of which she describes as personal discoveries. She includes politics and environmentalism, the family and human relationships, the impact of background and education, the moral importance of community, feminism and women's liberation, the sexual self and role enforcement, America's need for communality and women's creative response to it, the art of teaching, and the importance of friendship. Paley's conversations, like her writings, are refreshingly candid and radically different from the contemporary American mainstream
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The collected stories
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 (336)

German (25)

Italian (24)

French (23)

Spanish (13)

Japanese (11)

Hebrew (3)

Dutch (3)

Vietnamese (1)

Enormous changes at the last minute : storiesLater the same dayThe little disturbances of manFidelityBegin again : collected poemsFull measure : modern short stories on agingLong walks and intimate talks40 short stories : a portable anthology