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Seeing Mary plain : a life of Mary McCarthy

Author: Frances Kiernan
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Mary McCarthy; Mary McCarthy; Mary McCarthy; Mary McCarthy; Mary (Schriftstellerin McCarthy; Mary McCarthy; Mary McCarthy
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Kiernan
ISBN: 0393038017 9780393038019
OCLC Number: 42291448
Description: 845 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Frances Kiernan.

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Novelist and critic Mary McCarthy never failed to make an impression. Her life was full of drama and she moved in a circle of the sharpest-tongued intellectuals of her time, all of whom had plenty to  Read more...

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