Paley, Grace

Paley, Grace

biographical name

(born Dec. 11, 1922, New York, N.Y., U.S.—died Aug. 22, 2007, Thetford Hill, Vt.) U.S. short-story writer and poet. Paley was active in the opposition to the Vietnam War in the 1960s and continued her political activism after the war ended. Her stories, compassionate and often comic explorations of family and neighbourhood life and of individuals struggling against loneliness, are collected in The Little Disturbances of Man (1959), Enormous Changes at the Last Minute (1974), and Later the Same Day (1985). Her poetry appears in Leaning Forward (1985) and Begin Again (1992). Just as I Thought (1998) is a collection of essays and other writings.

Variants of PALEY, GRACE

Paley, Grace orig. Grace Goodside

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