The Company She Keeps

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Dec 16, 2002 - Fiction - 324 pages
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This is the author’s first novel, which relates the experiences of a young bohemian intellectual. The six episodes create a fascinating portrait of a New York social circle of the 1930s. McCarthy’s bold insight and virtuoso style won her immediate recognition as one of the most accomplished, versatile, and penetrating writers in americanca.
 

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User Review  - GraceZ - LibraryThing

This was a very interesting book, and one I'll definitely have to read again. It took a good two months, because of school, so I'd like to read it in a week or so, without all the breaks. Some of it ... Read full review

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If you like clever conversation, thoroughly laced with the left-wing politics of the late 30s, this is the book for you. It’s a series of interconnected short stories, set at various points in the ... Read full review

Contents

THE MAN IN THE BROOKS BROTHERS SHIRT
3
THE GENIAL HOST
4
PORTRAIT OF THE INTELLECTUAL AS A YALE
5
GHOSTLY FATHER I CONFESS
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MARY MCCARTHY (1912-1989) was a short-story writer, bestselling novelist, essayist, and critic. She was the author of The Stones of Florence and Birds of America, among other books.

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