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McCarthy, Mary 1912-1989

Works: 339 works in 2,079 publications in 14 languages and 60,493 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Essays  Biographies  Political fiction  College stories  Pictorial works  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Editor, Contributor, Interviewee, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Creator, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3525.A1435, 813.52
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The group by Mary McCarthy( Book )

179 editions published between 1954 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 3,443 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 )

74 editions published between 1965 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1964, a young man arrives in France to do his junior year at the Sorbonne. Although he endeavors to live his daily student life according to the laws of harmony and inner consistency, what results is disaster upon disaster and frustrated clashes with the establishment, as he becomes an unwilling witness to the changes in society and its values and to the decline in the quality of life
The stones of Florence by Mary McCarthy( Book )

71 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,946 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 )

70 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A college instructor embarks on a fanatical quest to save his job & mdash;and enact righteous revenge & mdash;in this brilliantly acerbic satire of university politics during the early Cold War years Henry Mulcahy & rsquo;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 & rsquo;s communist witch hunt is in full swing, especially since Henry & rsquo;s dedication to independent thinking is, he believes, renowned. Whatever the case, Henry Mulcahy wants justice & mdash;and vengeance & mdash;and he will not go quietly without a fight. But the battle might expose too much of Henry & rsquo;s true nature ... Witty and biting, Mary McCarthy & rsquo;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 & rsquo;s estate
Cannibals and missionaries by Mary McCarthy( Book )

51 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,656 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 )

37 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,629 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 worksShakespeare, 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 Bova
The company she keeps by Mary McCarthy( Book )

111 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,463 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 )

63 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,336 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
On the contrary by Mary McCarthy( Book )

53 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary McCarthy, one of our most brilliant and beloved authors, serves up wit, insight, and her unique worldview in this diverse collection of essaysIn provocatively titled pieces such as "The Contagion of Ideas," "Tyranny of the Orgasm," and "No News, or, What Killed the Dog," Mary McCarthy expresses her frank, unflinching, often contrarian point of view. Nothing-and no one-is safe from her merciless writer's eye-from politics to the ever-changing social scene to the strengths and weaknesses of her native country, where she believes "passivity and not aggressiveness is the dominant trait of the A
Venice observed by Mary McCarthy( Book )

52 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,223 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 )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Watergate hearings, Mary McCarthy, on commission from The Observer of London, wrote six reports from Washington telling the amazing story of deceit and arrogance in the Nixon administration. She wrote two others for The New York Review of Books, including one that summarizes her view of this terrible American travesty. The reports have been greatly revised and amplified for this book. Here the reader is once again reminded, by sharply drawn portraits, of the characters of Watergate. Here is "sloping-headed, slope-shouldered" Mitchell, who "brought evil into the Caucus Room, and this was not unconnected with the boredom he was able to generate." And "the Keystone comedy cop Tony Ulasewicz"; and Senator Baker, whose "insistent questions about motive suggest that he is playing a TV role of spiritual surgeon and counselor." Maureen ("Mo") Dean appears on the sidelines "in a daily change of costume (sometimes color-harmonizing with her husband)," looking like "a bride who would want fresh jewelry for her honeymoon." Mary McCarthy's skills as a reporter, her capacity for conveying moral insights, and her great personal style make this book a singular account of an unforgettable--and almost unbearable--time in the history of the republic.--Jacket
Vietnam by Mary McCarthy( Book )

54 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is this a war that we - or anyone - should support? In one of the most honest, most heart-rending reports to come out of Vietnam, Mary McCarthy shows America fighting a war it cannot win in a theatre it will not leave
Cast a cold eye by Mary McCarthy( Book )

36 editions published between 1944 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 995 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 )

28 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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On the Iliad by Rachel Bespaloff( Book )

20 editions published between 1947 and 1974 in English and German and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contro Nietzsche, Rachel Bespaloff sostiene che Omero, più che il poeta dei trionfi e delle apoteosi, è il poeta dell'infelicità, il poeta che narra la bellezza di tutto ciò che, pur vinto dalla fatalità, ha ancora il potere di sfidarla e di superarla. Il suo mondo è il mondo della forza, il mondo della distruzione creatrice ma anche della costruzione distruttrice. Perché "la forza" è eterna, ma le singole forze si rinnovano in continuazione. Rachel Bespaloff trova in Omero l'accordo di ciò che Nietzsche aveva contrapposto: l'accordo tra il dionisiaco e l'apollineo, tra l'estetica e l'etica
Between friends : the correspondence of Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy, 1949-1975 by Hannah Arendt( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and German and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence between Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy
Sights and spectacles, 1937-1956 by Mary McCarthy( Book )

36 editions published between 1956 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hanoi by Mary McCarthy( Book )

26 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in 4 languages and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Occasional prose by Mary McCarthy( Book )

17 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 817 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
Mary McCarthy's theatre chronicles, 1937-1962 by Mary McCarthy( Book )

24 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 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
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The writing on the wall, and other literary essays
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

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Mary McCarthy écrivain américaine

Mary McCarthy écrivaine américaine

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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

Маккарти, Мэри

מקרתי, מרי 1912-1989

מרי מקארתי סופרת ומבקרת אמריקאית

ماري مككارثي

ماري مككارثي كاتب أمريكي

ماری مک‌کارتی ژورنالیست و نویسنده آمریکایی

매카시, 메리 데레즈 1912-1989

맥카시, 메리 데레즈 1912-1989

マッカーシー, メアリー

マッカーシイ, メアリイ



Birds of AmericaThe stones of FlorenceThe groves of AcademeCannibals and missionariesThe writing on the wall, and other literary essaysThe company she keepsA charmed lifeVenice observed