"Our life is shaped by our mind, for we become what we think." Dhammapada as translated by Eknath Easwaran.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Grace Paley: "An Interest in Life," "Goodbye and Good Luck," and "A Conversation with My Father"
If, as Amy Bloom says in her introduction to Grace Paley, "There is poetry and character, melody and dialogue in Grace Paley's work; there's not much plot," then how do we think more about structure's role? What is the mechanism by which Paley's stories hold together? What the hinges? What the structural planes?