Monday, August 27, 2007

Grace Paley 1922 -2007

Grace Paley, poet, political activist, and author of numerous "metafiction" short stories, has passed away at the age of eighty-four. She has been described as having a writer's voice that was warm and humane. The following is from the most recent Wikipedia entry about her: "In a May 2007 interview with Vermont Woman newspaper – one of her last – Paley said of her dreams for her grandchildren: “'t would be a world without militarism and racism and greed – and where women don't have to fight for their place in the world.'" She will be missed by many young writers whom she taught.

You may read more about Grace Paley and her influence on American literary circles through the Glendale Public Library databases, Contemporary Authors through Biography Resouce Center, Magill on Literature, and the magazine database Infortrac.

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