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A Grace Paley reader : stories, essays, and poetry

by Paley, Grace (Author)

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"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. Wit... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • I.
  • Stories.
  • From The little disturbances of man.
  • Goodbye and good luck ;
  • A woman, young and old ;
  • The loudest voice ;
  • An interest in life ;
  • Two short sad stories from a long and happy life ;
  • The used-boy raisers ;
  • A subject of childhood
  • From Enormous changes at the last minute.
  • Living ;
  • Come on, ye sons of art ;
  • Faith in a tree ;
  • Enormous changes at the last minute ;
  • A conversation with my father ;
  • The long-distance runner
  • From Later the same day.
  • Friends ;
  • Mother ;
  • Ruthy and Edie ;
  • Zagrowsky tells
  • II.
  • Essays.
  • From Just as I thought.
  • Injustice ;
  • The illegal days ;
  • Jobs ;
  • Six days : some rememberings ;
  • Cop tales ;
  • The seneca stories : tales from the women's peace encampment ;
  • Women's pentagon action unity statement ;
  • Of poetry and women and the world ;
  • Thinking about Barbary Deming ;
  • The Gulf War ;
  • Report from North Vietnam ;
  • El Salvador ;
  • Other people's children ;
  • Some notes on teaching : probably spoken ;
  • Imagining the present ;
  • The value of not understanding everything ;
  • Feelings in the presence of the sight and sound of the bread and puppet theater ;
  • Traveling
  • From Long walks and intimate talks.
  • Midrash on happiness
  • III.
  • Poems.
  • Fidelity ;
  • For Danny ;
  • My mother : 33 years later ;
  • Suddenly there's Poughkeepsie ;
  • In the bus ;
  • A poem about storytelling ;
  • News ;
  • Connections : Vermont
  • Vietnam (I) ;
  • Connections : Vermont
  • Vietnam (II) ;
  • In San Salvador (I) ;
  • That country ;
  • On the ramblas
  • a tree
  • a girl ;
  • People in my family ;
  • My father at 85 ;
  • Sisters ;
  • On occasion ;
  • Anti-love poem ;
  • My sister and my grandson ;
  • Fathers ;
  • Luck ;
  • The hard-hearted rich ;
  • Responsibility ;
  • For my daughter ;
  • Letter ;
  • Fear ;
  • Families ;
  • Saint-John's-wort! ;
  • Goldenrod ;
  • Then ;
  • Is there a difference between men and women ;
  • Definition ;
  • Education ;
  • One day ;
  • This hill.
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