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Fidelity: Poems by Grace Paley

Fidelity: Poems (edition 2009)

by Grace Paley

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Title:Fidelity: Poems
Authors:Grace Paley
Info:Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2009), Edition: 1, Paperback, 96 pages
Collections:Your library, Poetry

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There were....seven lines in this collection that I loved and want to play with. You'd think that would garner a no-star rating, but that is a pretty damn good signal-to-noise ratio, and the good lines are *really* good. So: three stars, I'm keeping my copy, and planning to dig a Paley paperback out of storage the next time I get a chance. ( )
  cricketbats | Mar 30, 2013 |
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Just before her death in 2007 at the age of eighty-four, Grace Paley completed this wise and poignant book of poems. Full of memories of friends and family and incisive observations of life in both her beloved hometown, New York City, and rural Vermont, the poems are sober and playful, experimenting with form while remaining eminently readable. They explore the beginnings and ends of relationships, the ties that bind siblings, the workings of dreams, the surreal strangeness of the aging body—all imbued with her unique perspective and voice. Mournful and nostalgic, but also ruefully funny and full of love, Fidelity is Grace Paley’s passionate and haunting elegy for the life she was leaving behind.

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A collection of poems commenting on daily life in New York and Vermont, offering bits of wisdom, humor, political activism, and feminist views.

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