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Mary McCarthy • 185 Items / 27 Books, 100 Articles, 58 Reviews
Birds of America (1971)
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Published Reviews
  1. Books
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    Egalitarian Snobs (Review)
    Birds of America, by Mary McCarthy
    1. Birds of America by Mary McCarthy
    The Saturday Review, May 8, 1971, p. 21
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    The Southern Stamp Strategy (Review)
    Birds of America, by Mary McCarthy
    1. Birds of America by Mary McCarthy
    Commonweal, September 3, 1971, p. 459
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    Ironical Aviary (Review)
    Birds of America, by Mary McCarthy
    1. Birds of America by Mary McCarthy
    The New York Review of Books, June 3, 1971, pp. 13-14
  4. Books
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    Carnival Ducks and Acute Social Criticism (Review)
    Birds of America, by Mary McCarthy
    1. Birds of America by Mary McCarthy
    The New Republic, June 19, 1971, p. 25
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    Amis, McCarthy, Naipaul (3 Reviews)
    Girl, 20, by Kingsley Amis
    1. Girl, 20 by Kingsley Amis
    2. Birds of America by Mary McCarthy
    3. In a Free State by V.S. Naipaul
    Encounter, January 1972, pp. 74-77
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    Fiction (3 Reviews)
    Low Seriousness and High Comedy
    1. Birds of America by Mary McCarthy
    2. Stories and Prose Poems by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    3. The Onion Eaters by J.P. Donleavy
    National Review, October 8, 1971, p. 1123
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    Words (5 Reviews)
    MF, by Anthony Burgess
    1. MF by Anthony Burgess
    2. West of the Rockies by Daniel Fuchs
    3. A Cry of Absence by Madison Jones
    4. Losing Battles by Eudora Welty
    5. Birds of America by Mary McCarthy
    Commentary, October 1971, pp. 108-111
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    Short Reviews: Books (11 Reviews)
    The Gift Horse, by Hildegard Knef
    1. The Gift Horse by Hildegard Knef
    2. The Dark Night of Resistance by Daniel Berrigan
    3. As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams by Sarashina and Ivan Morris
    4. Paths Through the Forest by Murray B. Peppard
    5. Across the Top of the World by Wally Herbert
    6. Ready for the Defense by Martin Garbus
    7. The Whirligig of Time by Isabel Bolton
    8. Hell House by Richard Matheson
    9. The Art of the Dark Ages by Magnus Backes and Regine Dolling
    10. The Book of Nightmares by Galway Kinnell
    11. Birds of America by Mary McCarthy
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1971, pp. 102-108
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    Fiction Chronicle (16 Reviews)
    The Season of the Witch, by James Leo Herlihy
    1. The Season of the Witch by James Leo Herlihy
    2. Birds of America by Mary McCarthy
    3. Love in the Ruins by Walker Percy
    4. A Journey to Sahalin by James McConkey
    5. An Education in Blood by Richard M. Elman
    6. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
    7. The Weekend Man by Richard B. Wright
    8. Jungle Lovers by Paul Theroux
    9. Getting Off by Don Carpenter
    10. St. Urbain's Horseman by Mordecai Richler
    11. Being There by Jerzy Kosinski
    12. The Promisekeeper by Charles Newman
    13. Voyages by Peter Najarian
    14. The Pagan Rabbi and Other Stories by Cynthia Ozick
    15. Collected Stories by Mary Lavin
    16. The Man Outside by Wolfgang Borchert
    The Hudson Review, Autumn 1971, pp. 526-540
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    A Chronicle of Women (29 Reviews)
    My Way of Life, by Joan Crawford
    1. My Way of Life by Joan Crawford
    2. Amazing Grace by Anita Bryant
    3. Myself Among Others by Ruth Gordon
    4. The Gift Horse by Hildegard Knef
    5. Out of My Time by Marya Mannes
    6. Carrington: Letters and Extracts from Her Diaries by David Garnett and Dora Carrington
    7. Mad in Pursuit by Violette Leduc
    8. Growing Up Female in America: Ten Lives by Eve Merriam
    9. The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer
    10. The Baby Trap by Ellen Peck
    11. Purr, Baby, Purr by Lucianne Goldberg and Jeannie Sakol
    12. Women at Yale by Janet Lever and Pepper Schwartz
    13. The Liberated Woman and Other Americans by Midge Decter
    14. Man's World, Woman's Place by Elizabeth Janeway
    15. Queenie by Hortense Calisher
    16. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
    17. Squandering by Dorothy Monet
    18. Walking Papers by Sandra Hochman
    19. Three Lovers by Julia O'Faolain
    20. Daughters of the Moon by Joan Haggerty
    21. Les Guerilleres by Monique Wittig
    22. Children, You Are Very Little by Betsy Drake Grant
    23. The Wintering by Joan Williams
    24. Birds of America by Mary McCarthy
    25. Wonderland by Joyce Carol Oates
    26. The Sea Change of Angela Lewes by Cynthia Propper Seton and Angela Lewis
    27. The Abduction by Maxine Kumin
    28. Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor
    29. Enchantment by Linda Grace Hoyer
    The Hudson Review, Spring 1972, pp. 157-170