Seeing Mary Plain: A Life of Mary McCarthy

Seeing Mary Plain: A Life of Mary McCarthy From Her Partisan Review Days To Her Controversial Success As The Author Of The Group, To An Epic Libel Battle With Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy Brought A Nineteenth Century Scope And Drama To Her Emblematic Twentieth Century Life Dubbed By Time As Quite Possibly The Cleverest Woman America Has Ever Produced, McCarthy Moved In A Circle Of Ferociously Sharp Tongued Intellectuals All Of Whom Had Plenty To Say About This Diamond In Their Midst Frances Kiernan S Biography Does Justice To One Of The Most Controversial American Intellectuals Of The Twentieth Century With Interviews From Dozens Of McCarthy S Friends, Former Lovers, Literary And Political Comrades In Arms, Awestruck Admirers, Amused Observers, And Bitter Adversaries, Seeing Mary Plain Is Rich In Ironic Judgment And Eloquent Testimony A Los Angeles Times Best Book OfAnd A Washington Post Book World Rave

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  • Paperback
  • 848 pages
  • Seeing Mary Plain: A Life of Mary McCarthy
  • Frances Kiernan
  • English
  • 01 June 2019
  • 9780393323078

10 thoughts on “Seeing Mary Plain: A Life of Mary McCarthy

  1. says:

    Finally finished this monster just as 2011 is ending It was really way than I needed to know about Mary McCarthy, but I m glad I read it It s good to read about a successful woman who was renowned for her sharp edges.

  2. says:

    A fantastic book, offering a chorus of opinions and views by McCarthy s friends, family and colleagues, former classmates, etc Couldn t ask for a fuller portrait of the woman and her work Her fascinating, multi faceted personality amplified by Kiernan s methodological choice.

  3. says:

    couldn t finish the book It was just too filled with details, too confusing in the presentation, and I didn t get that interested in the character I guess you have to be a real Mary McCarthy fan to get through the book.

  4. says:

    Seeing Mary Plain A Life of Mary McCarthy Paperback by Frances Kiernan

  5. says:

    I love how this book is set up I wish biographies were like this.

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