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Writing Dangerously By Carol Brightman

Writing Dangerously
by Carol Brightman

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Mary McCarthy's contribution to the intellectual life of America was immense and controversial. Both her fiction and non-fiction dared to explore and criticize beliefs central to the nation. This biography probes the public and private worlds of this independent woman.
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Writing Dangerously: Mary McCarthy and Her World by Carol Brightman

Mary McCarthy's contribution to the intellectual life of America was immense and controversial. Both her fiction and non-fiction dared to explore and criticize beliefs central to the nation. This biography probes the public and private worlds of this independent woman whose intelligence, candour and sexual unconventionality made her a unique figure in New York literary circles. An unquenchable commitment to social and moral issues inspired essays, political commentary and nine works of fiction including the novel, "The Group". Privately, a lifelong struggle between duty and desire led to innumerable lovers and four husbands, including, most tempestously, Edmund Wilson. With its creation of life among the literati in New York, Maine, Paris and Rome, its lively portrait of fellow intellectuals including McCarthy's close friend Hannah Arendt, and its evocative details of the historic events of her times, this biography illumines a figure within an outstanding generation.

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GOR002822397
Writing Dangerously: Mary McCarthy and Her World by Carol Brightman
Carol Brightman
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
1993-07-12
734
0413458210
9780413458216
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