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Mary McCarthy - American Writers 72

Mary McCarthy - American Writers 72: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1968
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    Mary McCarthy - American Writers 72
    Book Description:

    Mary McCarthy. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5240-2
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. Mary McCarthy
    (pp. 5-45)

    Mary McCarthy has so far written five novels, as well as eight books of other kinds, and though all the novels are not equally successful, each has so much life and truth, and is written in a prose so spare, vigorous, and natural, and yet at the same time so witty, graceful, and, in a certain way, poetic, that it becomes a matter for wonder that she is not generally named among the finest American novelists of her period. She is much admired, of course, and has achieved a best seller, but that is not the same thing. The reason,...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 46-47)