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Mary McCarthy (1) (1912–1989)

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Il gruppo (1963) 2,283 copie
The Stones of Florence (1959) 543 copie
Gli uomini della sua vita (1943) 393 copie
Birds of America (1971) 340 copie
The Groves of Academe (1952) 323 copie
Venice Observed (1956) 259 copie
A Charmed Life (1955) 197 copie
How I Grew (1987) 186 copie
Cannibals and Missionaries (1979) 170 copie
Cast a Cold Eye (1950) 82 copie
On the Contrary (1951) 79 copie
Vietnam (1967) 78 copie
Occasional Prose: Essays (1985) 39 copie
The Seventeenth Degree (1855) 28 copie
A Source of Embarrassment (1964) 19 copie
Medina (1972) 18 copie
Winter Visitors (1970) 3 copie
La Traviata 1 copia

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Madame Bovary (1857) — Prefazione, alcune edizioni25,693 copie
The Art of the Personal Essay (1994) — Collaboratore — 1,342 copie
The Life of the Mind (1978) — A cura di, alcune edizioni815 copie
The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Collaboratore — 758 copie
Short Story Masterpieces (1954) — Collaboratore — 659 copie
The Norton Book of Women's Lives (1993) — Collaboratore — 405 copie
War and the Iliad (2005) — Traduttore, alcune edizioni342 copie
Drinking, Smoking and Screwing: Great Writers on Good Times (1994) — Collaboratore — 332 copie
Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959-1969, Volume 1 (1998) — Collaboratore — 318 copie
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Collaboratore — 274 copie
We Are the Stories We Tell (1990) — Collaboratore — 192 copie
Maiden Voyages: Writings of Women Travelers (1993) — Collaboratore — 187 copie
L'Illiade o il poema della forza (1943) — Traduttore — 157 copie
Granta 27: Death (1989) — Collaboratore — 147 copie
Read With Me (1965) — Collaboratore — 128 copie
Stories from The New Yorker, 1950 to 1960 (1958) — Collaboratore — 68 copie
55 Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1940 to 1950 (1949) — Collaboratore — 53 copie
The Seasons of Women: An Anthology (1995) — Collaboratore — 46 copie
Writing Politics: An Anthology (2020) — Collaboratore — 33 copie
The Rain Came Last & Other Stories (1990) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni32 copie
The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest (1998) — Collaboratore — 30 copie
Oscar Wilde: A Collection of Critical Essays (1969) — Collaboratore — 26 copie
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Collaboratore — 22 copie
Modern American Short Stories (1945) — Collaboratore — 15 copie
A Roman Collection: Stories, Poems, and Other Good Pieces (1980) — Collaboratore — 8 copie
Daughters of Eve (1956) — Collaboratore — 3 copie
Moderne Amerikaanse verhalen — Collaboratore — 3 copie
Modern Short Stories — Collaboratore — 1 copia


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Informazioni generali

Nome legale
McCarthy, Mary Therese
Data di nascita
Data di morte
Luogo di sepoltura
Castine Cemetery, Castine, Maine, USA
Luogo di nascita
Seattle, Washington, USA
Luogo di morte
New York, New York, USA
Causa della morte
Lung Cancer
Luogo di residenza
Seattle, Washington, USA
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Tacoma, Washington, USA
New York, New York, USA
Castine, Maine, USA
Paris, France
Vassar College
Attività lavorative
Wilson, Edmund (echtg.)
Breve biografia
All works for Mary McCarthy, DOB 1912-06-21, were aliased into Mary Therese McCarthy as of 2011-02-21. For biographical information about this author, please see the main author page




This brilliant social document (to paraphrase the quote on the book cover) tells the stories of several savvy Vassar grads with varying and dynamic personalities, careers, political persuasions, and personal affairs--who all interact in and around New York City. It's filled with satire and historical imagery and taught me tons about the political atmosphere in the 1930s (it was written around 1960). McCarthy is wonderful--she was a frequent New Yorker contributor and wrote these full-bodied characters astutely and intelligently and lovingly.

It's unfortunate that time has not already proven this novel a classic. Besides when I saw Betty Draper read it on Mad Men (Weiner loves those time stamps, y'all) and when an older man saw my copy and said he "hadn't seen anyone reading that in over 35 years," I've never encountered another person who's heard of it. It was the #1 best seller in 1964 and apparently every woman had her nose in it that year. Wish more men would read this. But, with a cast full of ladies, it's been pegged as a woman's novel ever since publication.
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ostbying | 53 altre recensioni | Jan 1, 2023 |
Mary McCarthy is my 1930s soul sister. She was a hussy of incomparable wit with a somewhat tragic past (orphaned by the Spanish flu pandemic, sent to live with a sadistic aunt). All the reviews of this book mention it as her succès de scandale because of her habits in the bedroom, but if published today I'd imagine her Trotskyism would garner more attention. At any rate, it's not her objectionable behavior that makes the stories good, but instead her clever characters. My favorite story was probably "Rogue's Gallery," about her time employed as the stenographer for a con-man gallery owner and the friendship that grew between them. And at the risk of sounding bitter, I loved her cynical sketches of men in relationships, particularly in "The Man in the Brooks Brothers Shirt" (cross-country train affair!) and "Portrait of the Intellectual as a Yale Man" (oh snap! this story is such a good burn!). At this point I've already got her best known work, The Group, her "intellectually rigorous" correspondence with Hannah Arendt, and one of her biographies queued up at the library. Will let you know how they turn out.… (altro)
hms_ | 4 altre recensioni | Nov 22, 2022 |
Read this for my Zoom book club. Rather, it was a reread—I think I first read it when I was in my early 20s, but so much of what makes it a really meaty novel just went right over my head. Which makes me marvel at how truly oblivious I must have been at that age, despite having been raised in a reasonably aware liberal household and living in NYC. I just wasn't a political animal, I guess, because the big themes she shifts around with her eight or so main characters—class and sexism, mainly, with a little anti-Semitism and racism thrown in—did not weigh in my mind at the time, as I remember.

This time around I found it all fascinating and horrifying, as well as an entertaining read, a slow burn of amusing, annoying, satirical, and then appalling—kind of a rear-view-mirror dystopia, published the year I was born and all the more unsettling for that intersection into my own time line. Especially given the recent Supreme Court rollback of Roe... it's not as far back in the rear-view mirror as I'd like it to be, these days.

Anyway, too much going on in the book (Vassar grads in the 1930s moving through young adulthood, trials both of the time and timeless, and some really awful men) to describe, but it's worth a read for sure. And it made for a very good book club discussion.
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lisapeet | 53 altre recensioni | Jul 4, 2022 |
This book made me want to dish with my lady friends and drink cocktails.
sharibillops | 53 altre recensioni | May 20, 2022 |


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