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A Conversation with My Father

It is customary in writing to always provide supporting details for any general statements that you make. Then, to back up these supporting details, the writer cites from sources, or gives...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2010 6:13 am UTC

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A Conversation with My Father

"A Conversation with My Father" is a 1972 short story by Grace Paley. The main theme of the story is coming to terms with grief and death. The narrator is sitting with her dying father, and trying...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2012 9:10 pm UTC

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A Conversation with My Father

The narrator's father believes that the jokes belittle the people she is writing about and also belittle the type of story-telling he is challenging her to write. When he hears the first version...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2012 11:12 pm UTC

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A Conversation with My Father

The narrator’s second version of her story is an improvement over the first, in the eyes of her critical father, because it has extra details about the characters. It is still a failure in her...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2020 8:49 am UTC

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A Conversation with My Father

"A Conversation with My Father" is a story-within-a-story. The one story, of course, is about the relationship of the daughter and her dying father; the other is a story composed by the daughter...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2016 5:04 am UTC

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A Conversation with My Father

“A Conversation with My Father” by American author Grace Paley (1922–2007) is a short story that was first published in the New American Review in 1972. It is a quasi-autobiographical,...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2020 6:00 pm UTC

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A Conversation with My Father

“A Conversation with My Father” by Grace Paley brings to light a generation gap between the past and the present.The story actually intertwines two stories at the same time: the story of the dying...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2012 8:27 am UTC

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