Memories Of A Catholic Girlhood

Blending memories and family myths, Mary McCarthy takes us back to the twenties, when she was orphaned in a world of relations as colourful, potent and mysterious as the Catholic religion.

Memories Of A Catholic Girlhood

Memories Of A Catholic Girlhood

Blending memories and family myths, Mary McCarthy takes us back to the twenties, when she was orphaned in a world of relations as colourful, potent and mysterious as the Catholic religion. There were her grandmothers: one was a blood-curdling Catholic who combined piousness and pugnacity; the other was Jewish and wore a veil to hide the disastrous effects of a face-lift. There was wicked Uncle Myers who beat her for the good of her soul and Aunt Margaret who laced her orange juice with castor oil and taped her lips at night to prevent unhealthy 'mouth-breathing'. 'Many a time in the course of doing these memoirs,' Mary McCarthy says, 'I have wished that I were writing fiction.' But these were the people, along with the ladies of the Sacred Heart convent school, who helped to inspire her devastating sense of the sublime and ridiculous and her witty, novelist's imagination.

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Memories Of A Catholic Girlhood
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Mary McCarthy
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-08-19 - Publisher: Random House

Blending memories and family myths, Mary McCarthy takes us back to the twenties, when she was orphaned in a world of relations as colourful, potent and mysterious as the Catholic religion. There were her grandmothers: one was a blood-curdling Catholic who combined piousness and pugnacity; the other was Jewish and
Memories of a Catholic Girlhood
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Mary McCarthy
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher:

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Memories of a Catholic Girlhood ; How I Grew ; Intellectual Memoirs
Language: en
Pages: 637
Authors: Mary McCarthy
Categories: Authors, American
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher:

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Mary McCarthy's Collected Memoirs
Language: en
Pages: 681
Authors: Mary McCarthy
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-10 - Publisher: Open Road Media

Three candid, affecting memoirs by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Group, including a National Book Award finalist. In Memories of a Catholic Girlhood, Mary McCarthy begins with her recollections of a happy childhood cut tragically short by the death of her parents during the influenza epidemic of
Memories of a Catholic Girlhood
Language: en
Pages: 637
Authors: Mary McCarthy
Categories: Authors, American
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher:

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