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The Resource Novels & stories 1942-1963 : The company she keeps ; The oasis ; The groves of academe ; A charmed life ; Stories, Mary McCarthy ; Thomas Mallon, editor

Novels & stories 1942-1963 : The company she keeps ; The oasis ; The groves of academe ; A charmed life ; Stories, Mary McCarthy ; Thomas Mallon, editor

Label
Novels & stories 1942-1963 : The company she keeps ; The oasis ; The groves of academe ; A charmed life ; Stories
Title
Novels & stories 1942-1963
Title remainder
The company she keeps ; The oasis ; The groves of academe ; A charmed life ; Stories
Statement of responsibility
Mary McCarthy ; Thomas Mallon, editor
Title variation
  • Novels and stories 1942-1963
  • Mary McCarthy, novels & stories 1942-1963
  • Company she keeps
  • Oasis
  • Groves of academe
  • Charmed life
  • Stories
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Seventy-five years ago Mary McCarthy provoked a scandal with her electrifying debut novel, The Company She Keeps (1942), announcing the arrival of a major new voice in American literature. A candid, thinly-veiled portrait of the late-1930s New York intellectual scene, its penetrating gaze and creative fusion of life and literature-"mutual plagiarism," she called it--became the hallmark of McCarthy's fiction, which the Library of America now presents in full for the first time in deluxe collector's edition. The Oasis (1949), a wicked satire about a failed utopian community, and The Groves of Academe (1952), a pioneering campus novel depicting the insular and often absurd world of academia, burnished her reputation as an acerbic truth-teller, but it was with A Charmed Life (1955), a searing story of small-town infidelity, that McCarthy fully embraced the frank and avant-garde treatment of gender and sexuality that would inspire generations of readers and writers. Also included are all eight of McCarthy's short stories, four from her collection Cast a Cold Eye (1950), and four collected here for the first time
  • The company she keeps: The experiences of a young bohemian intellectual in New York City. The six episodes create a fascinating portrait of a New York social circle of the 1930s
  • The oasis: A group of Americans who seek to escape the perils of present-day life by going to the New England mountains
  • The groves of academe: Henry Mulcahy, a literature instructor at progressive Jocelyn College, is informed that his appointment will not be continued. Convinced he is disliked by the president of Jocelyn because of his abilities as a teacher and his independence of mass opinion, Mulcahy believes he is being made the victim of a witch-hunt. Plotting vengeance, Mulcahy battles to fight for justice and, in the process, reveals his true ethical nature
  • A charmed life: Martha Sinnott returns with her second husband to the New England artists' colony she left behind seven years earlier when she divorced her first husband. The town folk have remained much the same, including Martha's former husband, who has relocated nearby
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YDXCP
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1912-1989
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McCarthy, Mary
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1951-
  • 1912-1989
  • 1912-1989
  • 1912-1989
  • 1912-1989
  • 1912-1989
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  • Mallon, Thomas
  • McCarthy, Mary
  • McCarthy, Mary
  • McCarthy, Mary
  • McCarthy, Mary
  • McCarthy, Mary
Series statement
The Library of America
Series volume
290
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adultery
  • Women
  • Strangers
  • College teachers
  • Education
  • Divorced people
  • Spousal abuse
  • Small cities
  • American literature
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New England
Label
Novels & stories 1942-1963 : The company she keeps ; The oasis ; The groves of academe ; A charmed life ; Stories, Mary McCarthy ; Thomas Mallon, editor
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Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • The groves of academe
  • A charmed life
  • Stories from Cast a cold eye.
  • The weeds
  • The friend of the family
  • The cicerone
  • The old men
  • Uncollected stories.
  • The company is not responsible
  • The unspoiled reaction
  • The company she keeps.
  • The Appalachian revolution
  • The hounds of summer
  • Cruel and barbarous treatment
  • Rogue's gallery
  • The man in the Brooks Brothers shirt
  • The genial host
  • Portrait of the intellectual as a Yale man
  • Ghostly father, I confess
  • The oasis
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
994 pages
Isbn
9781598535167
Lccn
2016946087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952647443
  • (OCoLC)ocn952647443
  • 992329
Label
Novels & stories 1942-1963 : The company she keeps ; The oasis ; The groves of academe ; A charmed life ; Stories, Mary McCarthy ; Thomas Mallon, editor
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The groves of academe
  • A charmed life
  • Stories from Cast a cold eye.
  • The weeds
  • The friend of the family
  • The cicerone
  • The old men
  • Uncollected stories.
  • The company is not responsible
  • The unspoiled reaction
  • The company she keeps.
  • The Appalachian revolution
  • The hounds of summer
  • Cruel and barbarous treatment
  • Rogue's gallery
  • The man in the Brooks Brothers shirt
  • The genial host
  • Portrait of the intellectual as a Yale man
  • Ghostly father, I confess
  • The oasis
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
994 pages
Isbn
9781598535167
Lccn
2016946087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952647443
  • (OCoLC)ocn952647443
  • 992329

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