December 11, 1922 – August 22, 2007

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I love her stories, which I still teach in my classes, and her pacifist activism was an absolute inspiration.

Peace to Grace Paley and much gratitude.

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Interview at Salon.

Another interview at Salon.

NY Times on Paley’s books.

Listen to Paley read and a conversation at UPENN.

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“Let us go forth with fear and courage and rage to save the world.”

“You know the mind is an astonishing, long-living, erotic thing.”

“. . . people will sometimes say, ‘Why don’t you write more politics?’ And I have to explain to them that writing the lives of women is politics.”

–Grace Paley

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2 Responses to “December 11, 1922 – August 22, 2007”

  1. Jim K. Says:
    August 24th, 2007 at 12:08 pm eHey….she made the yahoo headlines yesterday.
    Any excerpts of her poetry?
  2. Amy King Says:
    August 24th, 2007 at 7:35 pm eI didn’t really follow her poetry much. I was a fan of her short stories … I’m sure her verse is online.

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