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Later the same day

Grace Paley's stature among writers of short fiction was established by her first collection, The Little Disturbances of Man (1959), and reconfirmed with the publication of Enormous Changes at the Last Minute in 1974. This new book, a selection from her work over the past ten years, is appropriately titled Later the Same Day: Paley's concerns, or themes, have changed only as much as life's constants change with the passage of time. Those characters familiar to readers of her previous volumes have grown older but are still deeply involved with their parents, their lovers and friends, and their children--the past, present, and future--and the welfare of the wider community. We meet the neighborhood druggist with his tale of familiar heartbreak and small-time bigotry ("Zagrowsky Tells"); a willful father in Puerto Rico who cannot accept the obvious loss of his child by kidnapping ("In the Garden"); a black woman who mourns the fact that her daughter, "born in good cheer," has become only "busy and broad" ("Lavinia: An Old Story")' a visitor from China whose concern is about the children, how to raise them" (The Expensive Moment:); a craftsman whose beautiful creation is stillborn ("This is a Story about My Friend George, the Toy Inventor"). The seenteen stories in Later the Same Day are marked by Paley's low-keyed humor, her rich but economical use of language, and her seemingly endless capacity for empathy. Their substance--the persistence of human and political concerns, despite practical pressures--subtly overwhelms less important matters.

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  • "Later the same day"@it
  • "Later the Same Day"
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  • "Im Mittelpunkt von Grace Paleys Storys steht die Stadt New York mit ihren Vororten. Ihr Figurenensemble aus Freundinnen, Liebhabern und Exmännern macht Schulpolitik und geht gegen Krieg, Rassismus und Umweltzerstörung auf die Strasse. Männer und Frauen sind älter geworden, treiben neuerdings Yoga, interessieren sich für gesunde Ernährung und unternehmen Exkursionen 'kreuz und quer durch die Hälfte der meisten beinahe-sozialistischen Länder', nach China und zurück in die verwahrloste South Bronx. Sie müssen sich abgrenzen von den eigenen Eltern, zugleich aber behaupten gegen die nachrückenden zornig-zynischen Kinder. Dabei reden die Freundinnen über die Liebe unter den veränderten Vorzeichen des Älterwerdens und wie man es aushält, wenn ein Mann sich in eine fiktive Figur verliebt. Bei aller Selbstironie gegenüber den liebenswert verrückten Idealisten von einst sind Paleys Geschichten nie harmlos, sondern handeln von zutiefst menschlichen Themen. Grace Paley, 1922 als Tochter russisch-jüdischer Einwanderer in New York geboren, war neben ihrer schriftstellerischen Tätigkeit in der Friedens-, Frauen- und Bürgerrechtsbewegung aktiv. Sie veröffentlichte zahlreiche Shortstorys und Gedichtbände und erhielt mehrere bedeutende Auszeichnungen und Preise für ihr Lebenswerk, das vollständig in Neuübersetzungen bei Schöffling Co. erscheint. Grace Paley starb 2007 in Vermont."
  • "Grace Paley's stature among writers of short fiction was established by her first collection, The Little Disturbances of Man (1959), and reconfirmed with the publication of Enormous Changes at the Last Minute in 1974. This new book, a selection from her work over the past ten years, is appropriately titled Later the Same Day: Paley's concerns, or themes, have changed only as much as life's constants change with the passage of time. Those characters familiar to readers of her previous volumes have grown older but are still deeply involved with their parents, their lovers and friends, and their children--the past, present, and future--and the welfare of the wider community. We meet the neighborhood druggist with his tale of familiar heartbreak and small-time bigotry ("Zagrowsky Tells"); a willful father in Puerto Rico who cannot accept the obvious loss of his child by kidnapping ("In the Garden"); a black woman who mourns the fact that her daughter, "born in good cheer," has become only "busy and broad" ("Lavinia: An Old Story")' a visitor from China whose concern is about the children, how to raise them" (The Expensive Moment:); a craftsman whose beautiful creation is stillborn ("This is a Story about My Friend George, the Toy Inventor"). The seenteen stories in Later the Same Day are marked by Paley's low-keyed humor, her rich but economical use of language, and her seemingly endless capacity for empathy. Their substance--the persistence of human and political concerns, despite practical pressures--subtly overwhelms less important matters."@en
  • "Recueil de brèves nouvelles: drames minuscules et bonheurs ordinaires. Des textes qui, comme l'écrit F. Bott dans ##Le Monde## du 18 avril 1980, p. 15, prennent souvent la forme d'énigmes, de contes philosophiques."

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  • "Nowele amerykańskie"
  • "Erzählende Literatur: Gegenwartsliteratur ab 1945"
  • "Erzählende Literatur"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Roman américain"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Tekstuitgave"

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  • "Plus tard le même jour : nouvelles"
  • "Später am selben tag : geschichten"
  • "Later the same day"
  • "Later the same day"@en
  • "Ba-ʻarov oto yom"
  • "Plus tard le même jour"
  • "Am selben Tag, später : Stories"
  • "Beʻarov oto yom"
  • "Plus tard le même jour nouvelles"
  • "בערוב אותו יום"
  • "Later die dag"
  • "Am selben Tag, später Storys"
  • "Plus tard le meme jour"
  • "Später am selben Tag : Geschichten"
  • "Più tardi nel pomeriggio : racconti"
  • "Più tardi nel pomeriggio : racconti"@it
  • "Más tarde, el mismo día"@es
  • "Más tarde, el mismo día"
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  • "Later the same day. (Stories)"

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