The Collected Stories

The Collected Stories

Book - 1994
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Baker & Taylor
An introduction by Paley accompanies a comprehensive collection of short fiction by the author of "Later the same day," "Enormous changes at the last minute," and "The little disturbances of man"

McMillan Palgrave
Grace Paley’s classic collection—a finalist for the National Book Award—demonstrates her rich use of language as well as her extraordinary insight into and compassion for her characters, moving from the hilarious to the tragic and back again. Whether writing about the love (and conflict) between parents and children or between husband and wife, or about the struggles of aging single mothers or disheartened political organizers to make sense of the world, she brings the same unerring ear for the rhythm of life as it is actually lived.
The Collected Stories is a 1994 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

Blackwell North Amer
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.

& Taylor

An introduction by Paley accompanies a comprehensive collection of short fiction by the award-winning author of Later the Same Day, Enormous Changes at the Last Minute, and The Little Disturbances of Man. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1994
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374126360
Branch Call Number: FIC Pa 1994
Characteristics: xi, 386 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Short stories


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