An Introduction to Mary McCarthy

Author: Mary McCarthy

“She would say . . . satire is holding a mirror up to someone so they can see their own reflection and see just how dumb they are,” says Frances Kiernan, biographer of legendary author Mary McCarthy.

McCarthy (1912—1989) was an American literary critic and author of more than two dozen books. Her debut novel, The Company She Keeps (1942), initiated her ascent to become one of the most celebrated writers of her generation, a reputation bolstered by the publication of her autobiography Memories of …more


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