― nabiscothingy, Thursday, 22 April 2004 23:50 (sixteen years ago) link
13 years later i can tell nabisco the story he was thinking of is the first one in the collection 'enormous changes at the last minute', which i just finished, and loved. i'd never heard of her til recently when i read a george saunders piece talking about how great she is.
― just sayin, Monday, 8 January 2018 05:42 (two years ago) link
any other fans?
― just sayin, Monday, 8 January 2018 05:43 (two years ago) link
i guess i should just get her collected stories now
I like this profile, if a profile can be something like a 360 view, with reference to A Grace Paley Reader, fairly recent selection of stories, poems, nonfiction (A not The, which seems appropriate):https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/05/08/the-art-and-activism-of-grace-paley
― dow, Monday, 8 January 2018 16:16 (two years ago) link
Paley should be considered one of the great mid-century American writers, seems ripe for "rediscovery" in every way (though of course she has never stopped being beloved by other writers and MFA students) Crackling American demotic language which is in every way LITERARY -- so hard to do, so few succeed.
― Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 8 January 2018 16:20 (two years ago) link
Yeah she's great - need to get into the poetry & essays, I have a couple of collections.
― very stabbable gaius (wins), Monday, 8 January 2018 17:21 (two years ago) link
Thanks, JUST SAYIN
― non-nabisco, Wednesday, 10 January 2018 16:27 (two years ago) link
Reading Collected Stories thanks to Lydia Davis' active interest.
I'm adjusting to her rhythms.
― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 22:58 (two months ago) link
― Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 23:00 (two months ago) link
i read 'later the same day' last month & ordered 'the little disturbances of man' as soon as i finished it.
― just sayin, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 00:39 (two months ago) link