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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781860495212
ISBN-10: 1860495214
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 131mm x 27mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 5-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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UK Kirkus Review » Forty-five little treats. Paley is not prolific - she has published fewer than 400 pages in 39 years, putting her life into politics and not into prose. 'Art is too long,' she has said, 'and life is too short for just writing.' But, despite this modesty, every single one of the 45 stories collected here is a jewel. Her reveries, mostly set in shabby New York neighbourhoods, have that knack of seeming inconsequential, of reading like backstairs gossip and posing as idle vignettes, while surreptitiously evangelizing the glorious richness of the world. Just writing? Review by JIM CRACE. Editor's note: Jim Crace's books include Quarantine and Being Dead. (Kirkus UK)

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Author Biography - 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.

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