The Collected Stories of Grace Paley

The Collected Stories of Grace Paley - Virago Modern Classics

Short stories

Paperback (03 May 2018)

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Synopsis

'This is a collection full of energy and stunning, quiet innovation ... it spills over with contempt, raucous humour, sadness and generosity. In it, life and language are synonymous, and there is no higher praise. What a wonderful book' Ali Smith

Here are all Grace Paley's classic stories in one volume. Paley's quirky, boisterous characters and rich use of language won her readers' hearts and secured her place as one of America's most accomplished short-story writers. Her stories are united by her signature interweaving of personal and political truths, her extraordinary capacity for empathy and her pointed depiction of the small and large events that make up daily life.


'A writer like Paley comes along and brightens up language 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' George Saunders

'Grace Paley makes me weep and laugh - and admire. She is that rare kind of writer, a natural, with a voice like no one else's: funny, sad, lean, modest, energetic, acute' Susan Sontag

'Grace Paley is the most intelligent, generous, incorruptible writer I ever knew' Ursula K. Le Guin

Book information

ISBN: 9780349010618
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Virago
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 342g
Height: 194mm
Width: 141mm
Spine width: 28mm