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On the Contrary - a book by McCarthy, Mary

On the Contrary

Articles of Belief, 1946-1961

On the Contrary( )
Author: McCarthy, Mary
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Open Road Integrated Media, LLC
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $29.99
Book Description:

Mary McCarthy, one of our most brilliant and beloved authors, serves up wit, insight, and her unique worldview in this diverse collection of essays In 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...
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Author Biography
McCarthy, Mary (Author)
Mary McCarthy was born in Seattle, Washington on June 21, 1912. She studied literature at Vassar College, where she graduated with honors at the age of twenty-one. She worked as an editor at Covici Friede Publishers from 1936-1937 and Partisan Review from 1937-1938. She was a theatre critic for the Partisan Review from 1938-1962. She taught or lectured at Beard College, Sarah Lawrence College, University College in London, and Vassar College.

She wrote seven novels including The Company She Keeps, Birds of America, Cannibals and Missionaries, and The Group, which was made into a movie in 1966. She also wrote critical works, travel books and the autobiographical Memoirs of a Catholic Girlhood. She received several awards during her lifetime including the Edward MacDowell Medal, the National Medal of Literature, and the first Rochester Literary Award. She died of cancer on October 25, 1989 at the age of 77.


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