Just as I Thought

Author(s): Grace Paley


Grace Paley gives a vivid account of her family, community and political life, making this multi-faceted self-portrait as close to an autobiography as anything we are likely to receive. Here are essays on war, racism and feminism, on being arrested, as well as reflections on family and childhood, on teaching and writing, and on being Jewish. This collection of articles, reports and talks represents thirty years of political and literary activity. Review: 'Miss Paley's comic gifts are considerable' OBSERVER 'Entirely distinctive, disconcertingly honest, unladylike, moving and highly comic' THE TIMES 'An understanding of loneliness, lust, selfishness and fatigue that is splendidly comic and unladylike' PHILIP ROTH 'A voice like no one else's' SUSAN SONTAG Author Biography: Grace Paley was born in the Bronx in 1922 and grew up amidst the vivid life of immigrant New York. She had little formal education - she was too busy writing poetry and reading voraciously to finish school - and began to write fiction in the fifties. She is a pacifist and has devoted enormous energy to the anti-war movements, particularly Vietnam.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781860496967
  • : Virago Press Ltd
  • : Virago Press Ltd
  • : January 1999
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Grace Paley
  • : Paperback
  • : good
  • : 332