Here and Somewhere Else

Here and Somewhere Else


Grace Paley and Robert Nichols
A couple expresses their shared activism in a range of styles and voices.

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Publication Date: 03-01-2007

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 Here and Somewhere Else, including uncollected or unpublished fiction by both Paley and Nichols, encompasses diverse countries and cultures, and counterpoints stories and poems that reveal engaged artists inventing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." —Meena Alexander, author of Fault Lines

"A work of the highest interest, Nichol's ironic juxtapositions and Paley's heartbreaking elisions smile at each other across eternity." —Marilyn French, author of The Women's Room

"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." —Ruth Perry, author of Novel Relations: The Transformation of Kinship in English Literature and Culture