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United States novelist Mary McCarthy began publishing her critical essays and novels in the late nineteen thirties. She is best known for her novel The Group, 1963 (about the relations among a group of young women recently graduated from university into the modern world) and for autobiography and trenchant political commentary. Her works also include travel writing and art history, as well as short and full-length fiction.
21 June 1912 MMC was born in Seattle, Washington, the eldest of a family that soon included three younger siblings. Bibliographic Citation link.
28 August 1963 MMC published through Harcourt, Brace and World the novel that became her best-known work, The Group, about eight young female friends recently graduated from Vassar College. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 13 April 1987 MMC's final publication was intended to open a three-volume "intellectual autobiography". She titled it How I Grew, but it was the only volume of this project which she completed. Bibliographic Citation link.
25 October 1989 Mary McCarthy died of lung cancer at New York Hospital. Bibliographic Citation link.
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