Memories of a Catholic Girlhood (Paperback)

Author: McCarthy, Mary

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This unique autobiography begins with McCarthy''s recollections of an indulgent, idyllic childhood tragically altered by the death of her parents in the influenza epidemic of 1918. Tempering the need to fictionalize for the sake of a good story with the need for honesty, she creates interchapters that tell the reader what she has inferred or invented. Photographs.

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Publisher Lightning Source Inc
Mfg Part# 9780156586504
SKU 30020777
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0156586509
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1T
Author Info
Mary McCarthy
Born in Seattle, Mary McCarthy was orphaned at the age of six, when her parents died in the 1918 flu epidemic. She and her brother, Kevin, lived with relatives until their college years, as she described in her unhappy autobiography, MEMORIES OF A CATHOLIC GIRLHOOD. McCarthy attended Vassar, and after she graduated she moved to New York, where she wrote book reviews for The Nation and The New Republic, and drama criticism for The Partisan Review. She married her second husband, Edmund Wilson, in 1938; he encouraged McCarthy to write fiction. She is best known for her best-selling novel THE GROUP, which portrays a group of Vassar graduates in the 1930s.
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Annotation This book chronicles McCarthy's bleak childhood in the care of overly strict and religious relatives after her parents died in the 1918 flu epidemic.
Editors Note Mary McCarthy records those incidents in her childhood that most affected her religious outlook and early development as an artist.
Editors Note 2 Mary McCarthy records those incidents in her childhood that most affected her religious outlook and early development as an artist
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0264
Publisher Harvest Books
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