In this collection of short stories, originally published in 1974, Grace Paley "makes the novel as a form seem virtually redundant" (Angela Carter, London Review of Books). Her stories here capture "the itch of the city, love between parents and children" and "the cutting edge of combat" (Lis Harris, The New York Times Book Review). In this collection of seventeen stories, she creates a "solid and vital fictional world, cross-referenced and dense with life" (Walter Clemons, Newsweek).
|Publisher:||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|Product dimensions:||5.45(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.58(d)|
About the Author
Grace Paley remains one of America's most revered short story writers. Born in the Bronx, New York, in 1922, Paley established a reputation as a bard of Jewish New York with highly acclaimed collections like The Little Disturbances of Man (1959), Enormous Changes at the Last Minute (1974), and Later the Same Day (1985). The Collected Stories (1994) was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. She died in Vermont on August 22, 2007.
Table of Contents
Faith in the Afternoon
Come On, Ye Sons of Art
Faith in a Tree
The Burdened Man
Enormous Changes at the Last Minute
The Little Girl
A Conversation with My Father
The Immigrant Story
The Long-Distance Runner
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Grace Paley is an outstanding author. I recommend this to any book lover. Each chapter is a different story, and while some i enjoyed more than others, each was had its own quarks that i enjoyed. Paley leaves images and words pressed into your mind leaving you amazed. more than anything Paley is extraordinary at picking the perfect words to leave an impression. I at least recommend reading the chapter "Come on, Ye Sons of Art." Witch, alone, is a wonderful story. Read this book and you won't regret it.