A Grace Paley Reader: Stories, Essays, and Poetry


A Grace Paley Reader: Stories, Essays, and Poetry Author Grace Paley
ISBN-10 0374165823
ISBN-13 9780374165826
Year 2017-04-18
Pages 400
Language English
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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A writer like Paley writes George Saunders comes along and brightens language up again takes it aside and gives it a pep talk sends it back renewed so it can do its job which is to wake us up Best known for her inimitable short stories Grace Paley was also an enormously talented essayist and poet as well as a fierce activist She was a tireless member of the antiwar movement the civil rights movement the tenants rights movement the anti nuclear power movement and the Womens Pentagon Action among other causes and proved herself to be a passionate citizen of each of her communitiesNew York City and rural Vermont A Grace Paley Reader compiles a selection of Paleys writing across genres showcasing her breadth of work as well as her extraordinary insight and brilliant economy of words

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