Twenty-Four Ways of Looking at Mary McCarthy: The Writer and Her Work

Synopsis

This collection of essays by a diverse group of young academics, established critics, and well-known writers strikes an intriguing balance between scholarship and reminiscence. The only full-length book on Mary McCarthy that is not a biography, this volume contains discussions of McCarthy as a member of the New York intelligentsia, her search for a just and ethical political philosophy, and the paradox of her views on feminism. The contributors include McCarthy biographers Carol Brightman, Carol Gelderman, and Fran Kiernan; novelists Thomas Flanagan, Maureen Howard, and Thomas Mallon; Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Frances Fitzgerald; and critics Morris Dickstein and Katie Roiphe. The book concludes with a moving reminiscence by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Thomas Flanagan
  • Terry A. Cooney
  • Morris Dickstein
  • Beverly Gross
  • Margaret Scanlan
  • Thomas Flanagan
  • Terry A. Cooney
  • Morris Dickstein
  • Beverly Gross
  • Margaret Scanlan
  • Jill Wacker
  • Gregory D. Sumner
  • Harvey Teres
  • Alan Wald
  • Timothy F. Waples
  • Stacey Lee Donohue
  • Rhoda Nathan
  • Petri Klass
  • Priscilla Perkins
  • Katie Roiphe
  • Mary Ann Caws
  • Thomas Mallon
  • Avis Hewitt
  • Carol Brightman
  • Carol Gelderman
  • Frances Kiernan
  • Frances Fitzgerald
  • Maureen Howard
  • Arthur Schlesinger
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1996