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Grace Paley's Life Stories: A LITERARY BIOGRAPHY

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Is Faith Darwin Asbury really Grace Paley? Or is it coincidental that the personal history, politics, and relationships of the fictional Asbury seem to mirror those of the well-known author? And do other characters in Paley's stories represent individuals she has known, in scenes and entire episodes she has experienced? A writer who translates her life into art not only "s ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published December 1st 1992 by University of Illinois Press
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Dec 02, 2013 Deborah rated it really liked it
Engrossing narrative about Grace Paley's life and her stories.

"My father was the one who had the power."

Jess ‘just objected to the world as it was.’ He was a constant objector to the situation as it was, and he always laughed at it.

WH Auden, poetic, asked her [Grace] about the language she used in her poems, about her ear, and about the voices she heard and spoke in her poetry. He asked if she really ‘talked like that’ or heard other people talk the way she was writing. He urged her to write in
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