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The Resource Seeing Mary plain : a life of Mary McCarthy, Frances Kiernan

Seeing Mary plain : a life of Mary McCarthy, Frances Kiernan

Label
Seeing Mary plain : a life of Mary McCarthy
Title
Seeing Mary plain
Title remainder
a life of Mary McCarthy
Statement of responsibility
Frances Kiernan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Beautiful, reckless, and endlessly maddening, Mary McCarthy never failed to leave an impression. From her Partisan Review days as the embattled "dark lady of American letters" to her stormy marriage to critic Edmund Wilson, from her huge but controversial success with her best-selling novel The Group to her epic libel battle with Lillian Hellman, she brought an almost nineteenth-century scope and drama to her emblematic twentieth-century life." "Here is a biography that does full justice to one of the most controversial American intellectuals of this century. Frances Kiernan has interviewed dozens of McCarthy's friends, former lovers, literary and political comrades-in-arms, awestruck admirers, amused observers, and bitter adversaries to produce a work rich in ironic judgment, delicious gossip, and eloquent testimony."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kiernan, Frances
Dewey number
  • 818/.5209
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3525.A1435
LC item number
Z69 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McCarthy, Mary
  • Women authors, American
  • Authors, American
Label
Seeing Mary plain : a life of Mary McCarthy, Frances Kiernan
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223052643187
  • 31223052643146
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
MacDowell -- Minneapolis -- Seattle -- Vassar -- Mrs. Harold Johnsrud -- Partisan Review -- Edmund Wilson -- The Minotaur -- The summer of '45 -- Bard -- Mrs. Bowden Broadwater -- The Oasis -- Newport -- New York -- The Cape -- Venice -- B.B. and J.D. -- Jim West -- Lady of letters -- The Group -- Fame -- Vietnam -- Castine -- Death of old friends -- The Hellman suit -- A full life
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
845 p.
Isbn
9780393038019
Lccn
99041098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
42291448
Label
Seeing Mary plain : a life of Mary McCarthy, Frances Kiernan
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223052643187
  • 31223052643146
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
MacDowell -- Minneapolis -- Seattle -- Vassar -- Mrs. Harold Johnsrud -- Partisan Review -- Edmund Wilson -- The Minotaur -- The summer of '45 -- Bard -- Mrs. Bowden Broadwater -- The Oasis -- Newport -- New York -- The Cape -- Venice -- B.B. and J.D. -- Jim West -- Lady of letters -- The Group -- Fame -- Vietnam -- Castine -- Death of old friends -- The Hellman suit -- A full life
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
845 p.
Isbn
9780393038019
Lccn
99041098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
42291448

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