Books by Mary McCarthy

A CLOSER LOOK by Mary McCarthy
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Add this to Barbara Lehman's The Red Book (2004) and Istvan Banyai's Zoom (1995) for a captivating concept study in the art room, the science lab or for a lesson in visual literacy. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Often, we have to step back to see the bigger picture: Step back from a single black spot to see that indeed it is only one of a pair upon a ladybug's back. Read full book review >
INTELLECTUAL MEMOIRS by Mary McCarthy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 1992

"A small gem, viewing an era of deep political and personal engagement with no tears and a brave heart."
 For all its final aborted promise, this slender sequel to How I Grew (1987), left unfinished at McCarthy's death in 1989, vibrates with the wicked wit and moral astringency that made the author a giant of American belles-lettres. Read full book review >
THE LIFE OF THE MIND by Mary McCarthy
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Feb. 6, 1977

"And these explorations of the life of mind perfectly exemplify the vigorous life that she praises—most pertinently and accessibly in Volume One."
This book may sound forbidding, but do not be dissuaded, for it is a majestic work of deep humility and earnestness, and radiant imagination. Read full book review >