Grace Paley

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Grace Paley

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born
in Bronx, New York, The United States
December 11, 1922

died
August 22, 2007

gender
female

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Grace Paley was an American short story writer, poet, and political activist whose work won a number of awards.


Average rating: 4.11 · 7,085 ratings · 672 reviews · 64 distinct works · Similar authors
The Collected Stories
4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 1,457 ratings — published 1994 — 7 editions
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Enormous Changes at the Las...
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 1,143 ratings — published 1974 — 8 editions
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The Little Disturbances of Man
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 710 ratings — published 1959 — 9 editions
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Later the Same Day
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 264 ratings — published 1985 — 9 editions
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Fidelity: Poems
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 152 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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Just As I Thought
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 97 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
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Begin Again: Collected Poems
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 2000 — 3 editions
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A Conversation With My Father
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1974 — 2 editions
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Long Walks and Intimate Tal...
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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New And Collected Poems
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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More books by Grace Paley…
“There is a long time in me between knowing and telling.”
Grace Paley, Enormous Changes at the Last Minute: Stories

“The only thing you should have to do is find work you love to do. And I can't imagine living without having loved a person. A man, in my case. It could be a woman, but whatever. I think, what I always tell kids when they get out of class and ask, 'What should I do now?' I always say, 'Keep a low overhead. You're not going to make a lot of money.' And the next thing I say: 'Don't live with a person who doesn't respect your work.' That's the most important thing—that's more important than the money thing. I think those two things are very valuable pieces of information.”
Grace Paley

“You become a writer because you need to become a writer - nothing else.”
Grace Paley

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