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Paley, Grace

Works: 284 works in 769 publications in 9 languages and 19,228 library holdings
Genres: Short stories  Fiction  Poetry  Biography  Interviews  Biographies  Essays  Filmed interviews  Educational films  Filmed literary readings 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Actor, Signer, Performer
Classifications: PS3566.A46, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Grace Paley
The collected stories by Grace Paley( Book )

50 editions published between 1994 and 2018 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 )

94 editions published between 1960 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,815 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 )

70 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,633 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 )

111 editions published between 1958 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Records one woman's response to the love-hate relationships, inhibitions and selfconcerns of men and women
How we live : contemporary life in contemporary fiction : an anthology by Penney Chapin Hills( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents "short stories, novellas, and self-contained excerpts from novels in such a way that we are given a comprehensive psychological-sociological account of our life and times."
Fidelity by Grace Paley( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 818 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 )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 748 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 555 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 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 445 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."--
Long walks and intimate talks by Grace Paley( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaning forward : poems by Grace Paley( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting mathematical ideas of peoples from a variety of small-scale and traditional cultures, this book humanizes our view of mathematics and expands our conception of what is mathematical
The best American short stories, 1990 by Richard Ford( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basil from her garden / Donald Barthelme -- Gryphon / Charles Baxter -- Janus / Ann Beattie -- The convict / Janes Lee Burke -- Star food / Ethan Canin -- Gossip / Frank Conroy --Communist / Richard Ford -- Bad company / Tess Gallagher -- Today will be a quiet day / Amy Hempel -- Doe season / David Michael Kaplan -- Three thousand dollars / David Lipsky -- Sportsmen / Thomas McGuane -- All my relations / Christopher McIlroy -- Monsieur les deux chapeaux / Alice Munro
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 219 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
Here and somewhere else by Grace Paley( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member 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 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 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the Bread & Puppet Theater Company's 1988 Our Domestic Resurrection Circus, an annual event held at the Company's home in northern Vermont. Members of the Company discuss the political and personal reasons for their involvement in it and how they create the puppets, posters, music, etc. which are used in its performances
Begin again : new and collected poems by Grace Paley( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The collected stories
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 talksLeaning forward : poems
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 Escritora y activista estadounidense

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 (367)

German (26)

French (23)

Italian (23)

Spanish (14)

Japanese (11)

Hebrew (3)

Dutch (3)

Vietnamese (1)