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A Week in Literary History

December 11th, 2002

In 1922, American short story writer Grace Paley (Enormous Changes at the Last Minute, 1974) is born in New York City.

paley.jpgGrace Paley, b. December 11, 1922

Grace Paley will perhaps not loom large in histories of late-twentieth-century American literature, because she wrote only in the short story genre, and wrote slowly. But what stories! Like Hemingway and Raymond Carver, she taught a generation how to make a piece of short fiction memorable, and her stories can be returned to time and again for the sheer delight they give in exuberant, witty, and wise writing.

Suggested Reading Short stories The Little Disturbances of Man, 1959. Enormous Changes at the Last Minute, 1974. Later the Same Day, 1985. Essays Just As I Thought, 1998.

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