Mary McCarthy

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United States novelist MMC 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.

Milestones

21 June 1912
MMC was born in Seattle, Washington, the eldest of a family that soon included three younger siblings.
Kiernan, Frances. Seeing Mary Plain. W.W. Norton & Company, 2000.
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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 .
OCLC WorldCat.
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.
American National Biography.
New York Times. New York Times Company.
25 October 1989
Mary McCarthy died of lung cancer at New York Hospital.
Becker, Paula. “McCarthy, Mary (1912-1989)”. HistoryLink.org.

Biography

Birth and Family

21 June 1912
MMC was born in Seattle, Washington, the eldest of a family that soon included three younger siblings.
Kiernan, Frances. Seeing Mary Plain. W.W. Norton & Company, 2000.
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