WorldCat Identities

McCarthy, Mary 1912-1989

Publication Timeline
Key
Publications about  Mary McCarthy Publications about Mary McCarthy
Publications by  Mary McCarthy Publications by Mary McCarthy
posthumous Publications by Mary McCarthy, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Mary McCarthy
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Mary McCarthy
The group by Mary McCarthy ( Book )
160 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eight Vassar girls, determined not to be like Mother, decide to move with the times and put into action the ideas they have learned about in college
Birds of America by Mary McCarthy ( Book )
52 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1964, a young man arrives in France to do his junior year at the Sorbonne
The stones of Florence by Mary McCarthy ( Book )
66 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Picture-and-text book on Italy. Includes all aspects of Florentine life, from art and architecture to religion and politics
The groves of Academe by Mary McCarthy ( Book )
58 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A college instructor embarks on a fanatical quest to save his job—and enact righteous revenge—in this brilliantly acerbic satire of university politics during the early Cold War years Henry Mulcahy’s future is in question. An instructor of literature at Jocelyn College, an institute of higher learning renowned for its progressive approach to education, he has just received word that he will not be teaching next semester. He strongly suspects that his dismissal has been engineered by his nemesis, the college president, who Henry believes resents his superior skills as an educator. Or perhaps he is being targeted by the government in this Cold War era, now that Senator Joseph McCarthy’s communist witch hunt is in full swing, especially since Henry’s dedication to independent thinking is, he believes, renowned. Whatever the case, Henry Mulcahy wants justice—and vengeance—and he will not go quietly without a fight. But the battle might expose too much of Henry’s true nature . . . Witty and biting, Mary McCarthy’s The Groves of Academe is a deliciously pointed satire of the world of higher education and its petty despots, tiny wars, and internal politics. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary McCarthy including rare images from the author’s estate
Cannibals and missionaries by Mary McCarthy ( Book )
32 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A committee of human rights advocates flies to Iran in 1975 to investigate charges of torture; on the same plane is a group of art collectors to visit Iranian museums and archaeological sites. The plane is hijacked, and both groups become hostages
The writing on the wall, and other literary essays by Mary McCarthy ( Book )
24 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Madame Bovary to Macbeth, this collection by Mary McCarthy offers surprising revelations about some of the world's most beloved works Shakespeare, Nabokov, Orwell, and Burroughs are just a few of the literary immortals featured in this engaging and thought-provoking volume. In one remarkable essay, McCarthy provides a lively discourse on the true nature of evil in Shakespeare's plays. Focusing on the character of Macbeth, she reveals why Lady Macbeth, who has to "unsex herself" and "wear the pants," is the more human of the two. She tells us why the often-overlooked character of Madame Bovary's husband, Charles, is the true hero, and not Emma Bovary, whom Flaubert once famously said was himself. Also included here is McCarthy's impassioned defense of Hannah Arendt's controversial book Eichmann in Jerusalem, as well as a discussion of the reactionary leftist writers, and a look at why J. D. Salinger was the obvious successor to Hemingway. Distinguished by McCarthy's savage intelligence, clarity of thought, and utter lack of pretension, The Writing on the Wall is a timeless gem from an author who reveres the written word. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary McCarthy including rare images from the author's estate
The company she keeps by Mary McCarthy ( Book )
77 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The six episodes that tell of the experiences of a girl, in her twenties and on her own in New York, fuse into both a portrait of an individual and a revelation of a distinct social milieu. From the opening section ... until the final episode ... a fascinating cast of characters ... enter this dramatic quest for identity"--Cover
A charmed life by Mary McCarthy ( Book )
53 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Martha Sinnott returns with her second husband to the New England artists' colony she left behind seven years earlier when she divorced her first husband. The townfolk have remained much the same, including Martha's former husband, who has relocated nearby. Martha is in touch with her former friends, who are in touch with her former husband, so Martha should be able to see him as well, shouldn't she? This logic ultimately carries Martha to a devastating encounter with Miles and a smashing, unforeseen conclusion."--From publisher description
On the contrary by Mary McCarthy ( Book )
31 editions published between 1961 and 1980 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Venice observed by Mary McCarthy ( Book )
27 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A penetrating work of reportage on Venice. Searching observations and astonishing comprehension of the Venetian taste and character
The mask of state: Watergate portraits by Mary McCarthy ( Book )
15 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vietnam by Mary McCarthy ( Book )
26 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hailed as "the most provocative and disturbing analytical indictment . . . of America's role in Vietnam" by the New York Times, this is Mary McCarthy's riveting account of her journeys to Saigon and Hanoi In 1967, the editor of the New York Review of Books sent Mary McCarthy to Vietnam. In this daring and incisive account, McCarthy brings her critical thinking and novelist's eye to one of the most unpopular wars in our nation's history. Outraged over America's role in the Vietnam War, McCarthy arrived in Saigon with her own preconceived notions. Her time there did little to alter those beliefs. Focusing on the moral consequences'"the worst thing that could happen to our country would be to win this war"'McCarthy provides firsthand reports from the front line. She describes visits to villages built for Vietnamese refugees torn between the terror that Americans would stay and the fear that they would go. From its coverage of the daily horrors of war to notes on the logistical challenge of bringing 494,000 soldiers home, this is a timely and timeless work from one of America's most outspoken and respected critics. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary McCarthy including rare images from the author's estate
Cast a cold eye by Mary McCarthy ( Book )
34 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of seven stories showcasing McCarthy's biting wit and formidable powers of observation
Ideas and the novel by Mary McCarthy ( Book )
17 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this eye-opening book, Mary McCarthy shares her love of the novel and her fear that it is becoming an endangered literary species "He had a mind so fine that no idea could violate it." So begins Mary McCarthy's fascinating critical analysis of the novel (and its practitioners) from her double-edged perspective as both reader and writer. The bestselling author of The Group takes T. S. Eliot's quote about Henry James, written in 1918, as a jumping-off point to discuss how the novel has evolved'or not'in the last century. In this lively, erudite book, McCarthy throws down the gauntlet: Why did the nineteenth century produce novels of ideas while the twentieth century is so lacking in serious fiction' She winnows out the underachieving (read: overhyped) authors from the geniuses, explores why Jean Valjean personifies man's conscience in Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, and shows how Stendhal's The Red and the Black "illustrates the evil effects of reading." She also tackles the role of the omniscient narrator and analogizes novels to air travel. With its exploration of authors from Balzac to D. H. Lawrence, Ideas and the Novel holds inviolate the idea of the novel as a means ultimately of liberating ideas. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary McCarthy including rare images from the author's estate
Occasional prose by Mary McCarthy ( Book )
15 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reading and romance, gardening tips, a farewell to a friend, even an opera retold make up this stellar collection from the bestselling author of The Group and Memories of a Catholic Girlhood This intriguing nonfiction collection by Mary McCarthy is a cornucopia of literary delights that challenges the mind and captivates the senses. "On Rereading a Favorite Book" is McCarthy's reaction to returning to Tolstoy's Anna Karenina after more than thirty years. In "Politics and the Novel," she shatters a myth about the American versus European style of storytelling. Acts of reading, when consummated, are akin to "Acts of Love." And "Saying Good-bye to Hannah" is a poignant farewell to the author of The Human Condition and, in particular,The Life of the Mind, the book Hannah Arendt saw as her crowning achievement. Whether giving us the story of La Traviata in her own words or reviewing a charming and practical book on gardening, McCarthy imbues Occasional Prose with her powerful sense of time and place. Uninhibited and uncensored, it filters the world through her unique gifts of observation and novelist's masterful eye for detail. This is a book for anyone interested in the life of the mind'and heart. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary McCarthy including rare images from the author's estate
Between friends : the correspondence of Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy, 1949-1975 by Hannah Arendt ( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Correspondence between Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy
Hanoi by Mary McCarthy ( Book )
17 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in 4 languages and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the Iliad by Rachel Bespaloff ( Book )
17 editions published between 1947 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mary McCarthy's theatre chronicles, 1937-1962 by Mary McCarthy ( Book )
16 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American theatre comes alive in Mary McCarthy's provocative anthology of essays Her literary writings and dramatic criticism have appeared in the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books. Mary McCarthy's Theatre Chronicles gathers together a wide-ranging collection featuring a cast of playwrights, actors, and directors that reads like a "who's who" of American theatre. With chapters ranging from "The Unimportance of Being Oscar" to "Odets Deplored," this lively and witty volume opens a revealing window onto every aspect of theatre. McCarthy brings singular productions of the world's most famous plays to vivid dramatic life while dissecting literary giants like Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller. She offers her controversial opinion on everything from the American school of realism as epitomized by Brando to what creates a great actress to how a badly written play can still make for good theatre. With passages on theatre figures from Shakespeare to Shaw to Ibsen and O'Neill, this is a must-have for theatre lovers and armchair critics everywhere. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary McCarthy including rare images from the author's estate
The seventeenth degree by Mary McCarthy ( Book )
22 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.31 (from 0.22 for How I grew ... to 0.63 for Twenty-fou ...)
Alternative Names
Mac Carthy, Mary
Mac Carthy, Mary, 1912-1989
Mac Carthy, Mary Therese
MacCarthy, Mary
MacCarthy, Mary, 1912-1989
MacCarthy, Mary Therese
MacCarthy, Mary Therese, 1912-1989
Mc Carthy, Mary
Mc Carthy, Mary, 1912-1989
Mc Carthy, Mary Therese
Mccarthy, M.
McCarthy, Mary
McCarthy, Mary T. 1912-1989
McCarthy, Mary Therese.
McCarthy, Mary Therese, 1912-
McCarthy, Mary Therese, 1912-1989
West, Mary Therese.
West, Mary Therese, 1912-1989
Wilson, Mary Therese.
Wilson, Mary Therese, 1912-1989
マッカーシー, メアリー
マッカーシイ, メアリイ
Languages
English (895)
Italian (6)
French (5)
Spanish (5)
Dutch (2)
German (1)
Japanese (1)
Covers