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  The Group Mary McCarthy's The Group is a sharply-pointed satire of upper-class New England society which follows the post-college lives of eight Vassar graduates, class of '33. Helena was registered for Vassar at birth; Pokey forged her mother's signature on her college application in defiance of the family... Read more

  Memories of a Catholic Girlhood A classic memoir, it's wonderfully written.
A book that varies between charming and funny and tragic, this book is a treasure. It is beautifully written and should not be missed. It is not condemnatory of Catholicism but it also does not hesitate to be blunt about the realities of her Catholic childhood. Read more


  The Groves of Academe This is a "wickedly funny" satire about the socio-political in-fighting and backstabbing over minor achievements and petty rewards on a college campus. A side-splitter of a book especially for those involved in academia

  Birds of America Mary McCarthy has never gotten her due as a prose writer and this -- her best novel -- seems to have been overlooked. This is the story of a young man 's emancipation from his very much loved mother (with whom he has an almost romantic relationship based on her attractiveness and their shared... Read more


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  • Mary McCarthy - writer and theater critic. Features a brief biographical synopsis.
  • Mary McCarthy Papers - located at the Vassar College Libraries. Includes a biographical sketch, bibliography, and details on the special collections.




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