Friday, June 21, 2013

Happy birthday, Mary McCarthy

It is the birthday of writer Mary McCarthy (1912), who is remembered for her best-selling novel The Group (1963), which deals with the lives of eight women after they graduated from Vassar College during the Depression. It examines the women's views on socialism, psychoanalysis, love, and sex. She is also remembered for her long-running feud with writer Lillian Hellman, both of whom held extreme leftist political views. McCarthy once quipped to interviewer Dick Cavett about Hellman: " … every word she writes is a lie, including 'and' and 'the.' "

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