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Seeing Mary plain : a life of Mary McCarthy

Verfasser/in: Frances Kiernan
Verlag: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2000.
Ausgabe/Format   Buch : Biografie : EnglischAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
Datenbank:WorldCat
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"Beautiful, reckless, and endlessly maddening, Mary McCarthy never failed to leave an impression. From her Partisan Review days as the embattled "dark lady of American letters" to her stormy marriage to critic Edmund Wilson, from her huge but controversial success with her best-selling novel The Group to her epic libel battle with Lillian Hellman, she brought an almost nineteenth-century scope and drama to her  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Biography
Name: Mary McCarthy; Mary McCarthy; Mary McCarthy; Mary McCarthy; Mary (Schriftstellerin McCarthy
Medientyp: Biografie, Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp: Buch, Internet-Ressource
Alle Autoren: Frances Kiernan
ISBN: 0393038017 9780393038019
OCLC-Nummer: 42291448
Beschreibung: 845 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Inhalt: MacDowell --
Minneapolis --
Seattle --
Vassar --
Mrs. Harold Johnsrud --
Partisan Review --
Edmund Wilson --
The Minotaur --
The summer of '45 --
Bard --
Mrs. Bowden Broadwater --
The Oasis --
Newport --
New York --
The Cape --
Venice --
B.B. and J.D. --
Jim West --
Lady of letters --
The Group --
Fame --
Vietnam --
Castine --
Death of old friends --
The Hellman suit --
A full life.
Verfasserangabe: Frances Kiernan.

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"Beautiful, reckless, and endlessly maddening, Mary McCarthy never failed to leave an impression. From her Partisan Review days as the embattled "dark lady of American letters" to her stormy marriage to critic Edmund Wilson, from her huge but controversial success with her best-selling novel The Group to her epic libel battle with Lillian Hellman, she brought an almost nineteenth-century scope and drama to her emblematic twentieth-century life." "Here is a biography that does full justice to one of the most controversial American intellectuals of this century. Frances Kiernan has interviewed dozens of McCarthy's friends, former lovers, literary and political comrades-in-arms, awestruck admirers, amused observers, and bitter adversaries to produce a work rich in ironic judgment, delicious gossip, and eloquent testimony."--Jacket.

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