Here and Somewhere Else
Introduction by Marianne Hirsch
Husband and wife, parents and grandparents, Grace Paley and Robert Nichols are two writers and activists who constantly engage the world. Here and Somewhere Else, including uncollected or unpublished fiction by both Paley and Nichols, encompasses diverse countries and cultures, and counterpoints stories and poems that reveal engaged artists inventing different ways to illuminate political themes and issues.
"A wife and husband write politically in very different ways, charting "new territories of the imagination."
"A work of the highest interest, Nichol's ironic juxtapositions and Paley's heartbreaking elisions smile at each other across eternity."
"Life and art interact . . . reminding us of the intensity with which words do things in the world—and in the home. . . . A dialogue of love, a long conversation in two distinctly different voices, bounded only by life itself."
"Opens up our thinking about race and class and the 'little disturbances' of men and women. A generous helping of stories and poems of two wonderful political writers bundled into one economical package."