THE COMPANY SHE KEEPS by Mary McCarthy

THE COMPANY SHE KEEPS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The company she keeps are literati, socialists, sophisticates, Men; she is Margaret, witty, attractive, dissatisfied, restlessly running through marriages, engagements, and affairs. This is a portrait through episodes, sketches -- it is shrewd, smart, pitiless -- it is clever, often amusing, more often uncomfortable. There's Margaret divorcing her husband for the drama of the thing -- there's a pretty vulgar sprawl and brawl on a Pullman going West -- there's the Liberal where she works -- and the Innocent she exploits and eludes. Lastly at a ""psychoanalyst's"", her latest husband's idea, a scene where she neatly circumvents the doctor but not the patient. Portrait of a very lost lady, in all her brilliance, beauty and sterility. For women, with a taste for the mundane, or for cerebral niceties.

Pub Date: May 8th, 1942
ISBN: 0156027860
Publisher: Simon & Schuster