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McCarthy, Mary 1912-1989

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The group by Mary McCarthy( Book )
276 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 4,060 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 )
76 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,403 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 )
47 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,042 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 )
61 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in English and held by 1,877 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 )
29 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,802 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 )
33 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,790 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 )
80 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,530 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 )
64 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,489 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."--Publisher description
Venice observed by Mary McCarthy( Book )
46 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A penetrating work of reportage on Venice. Searching observations and astonishing comprehension of the Venetian taste and character
On the contrary by Mary McCarthy( Book )
35 editions published between 1951 and 1980 in English and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mask of state: Watergate portraits by Mary McCarthy( Book )
15 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vietnam by Mary McCarthy( Book )
40 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,198 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 belie
Cast a cold eye by Mary McCarthy( Book )
38 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seven extraordinary stories from bestselling author Mary McCarthy that carry readers from the heartbreaking core of a broken family to the tourist sites of Italy and into the contemplative mind of a potential murderess Best known for her acclaimed and provocative novels, including The Group and Cannibals and Missionaries, author Mary McCarthy also won praise for her brilliant short fiction. Cast a Cold Eye offers readers seven unforgettable tales from the pen of a true American literary master. A deft satirist with an unflinching eye, McCarthy dissects social mores and challenges cultural taboos, whether she’s exploring the tragic disappearance of love or discovering the staggering price of a friendship. These stories run the gamut from pure invention to striking autobiographical pieces, powerful remembrances from the author’s past. A hospitalized graduate student turns the sounds of pain and despair into music. A family is tragically taken apart and reformed by a deadly outbreak of influenza. Two American tourists find themselves seriously befuddled by their unorthodox Italian guide. With Cast a Cold Eye, Mary McCarthy confirms her standing as a storyteller of power and imagination, shattering social pretense, mining the rich territory of memory, and grandly displaying the insight and rapier wit for which she is known. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary McCarthy including rare images from the author’s estate
Ideas and the novel by Mary McCarthy( Book )
22 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,079 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 )
14 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 954 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 GirlhoodThis 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, a
Hanoi by Mary McCarthy( Book )
27 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in 6 languages and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Between friends : the correspondence of Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy, 1949-1975 by Hannah Arendt( Book )
12 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Portuguese and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Correspondence between Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy
The seventeenth degree by Mary McCarthy( Book )
20 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mary McCarthy's theatre chronicles, 1937-1962 by Mary McCarthy( Book )
13 editions published in 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American theatre comes alive in Mary McCarthy's provocative anthology of essaysHer 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 mos
Medina by Mary McCarthy( Book )
22 editions published between 1962 and 1973 in 4 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Writer Mary McCarthy's report on the court-martial and acquittal of Captain Ernest L. Medina, U.S. Army, for his actions as commander of the troops involved in the notorious massacre at My Lai
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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 1912-1989
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
מקרתי, מרי 1912-1989
マッカーシー, メアリー
マッカーシイ, メアリイ
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