Occasional Prose

Occasional Prose

Mary McCarthy


examining and romance, gardening assistance, a farewell to a pal, even an opera retold make up this stellar assortment from the bestselling writer of The Group and Memories of a Catholic Girlhood

This interesting nonfiction assortment by means of Mary McCarthy is a cornucopia of literary delights that demanding situations the brain and captivates the senses.

“On Rereading a favourite Book” is McCarthy’s response to returning to Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina after greater than thirty years. In “Politics and the Novel,” she shatters a fable in regards to the American as opposed to ecu form of storytelling. Acts of analyzing, while consummated, are reminiscent of “Acts of Love.” And “Saying goodbye to Hannah” is a poignant farewell to the writer of The Human Condition and, specifically, The lifetime of the Mind, the publication Hannah Arendt observed as her crowning achievement.

Whether giving us the tale of los angeles Traviata in her personal phrases or reviewing a captivating and sensible ebook on gardening, McCarthy imbues Occasional Prose together with her robust feel of time and position. Uninhibited and uncensored, it filters the area via her detailed presents of remark and novelist’s masterful eye for aspect. it is a booklet for someone attracted to the lifetime of the mind—and heart.

This e-book beneficial properties an illustrated biography of Mary McCarthy together with infrequent photos from the author’s property.

Show sample text content

Download sample