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DOI10.1080/00497878.2020.1760818
The Bitch Is Back: A Reappraisal of Mary McCarthy for the 21st Century
Abrams, Sabrina Fuchs
Corresponding AuthorAbrams, Sabrina Fuchs
JournalWOMENS STUDIES-AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL
ISSN0049-7878
EISSN1547-7045
Year Published2020
Volume49Issue:4Pages:347-359
Abstract in English

This introduction to the Mary McCarthy special issue of Women's Studies asks, why Mary McCarthy? Why now? Mary McCarthy is one of America's leading women intellectuals - fiction writer, literary and cultural critic, editor, and public intellectual. Her career spanned over fifty years as theatre editor of Partisan Review; autobiographical writer of Memories of a Catholic Girlhood and the later Intellectual Memoirs and How I Grew; best-selling novelist of The Group; satirist of the New York intellectual scene in The Oasis and The Groves of Academe; public intellectual and reporter on the war in Vietnam, the Medina Trial, and the Watergate Hearings; and recipient of the National Medal for Literature and the MacDowell Medal. Yet her literary and critical contribution have been largely eclipsed by her cultural celebrity as a sharp wit with an acerbic tongue, striking good looks, and a penchant for taking on taboo subjects of female sexuality. This essay looks at how limited gender expectations have shaped McCarthy's reputation as a "modern American bitch" and "our leading bitch-intellectual," and why new feminist readers are ready to embrace her distinction as a smart, sharp, sexy woman of wit


SubtypeArticle
Language英语
CountryUSA
Indexed ByAHCI
WOS IDWOS:000549054600001
WOS SubjectHumanities, Multidisciplinary
WOS Research AreaArts & Humanities - Other Topics
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://119.78.100.177/qdio/handle/2XILL650/319838
AffiliationSUNY Empire State Coll, 325 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013 USA
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Abrams, Sabrina Fuchs. The Bitch Is Back: A Reappraisal of Mary McCarthy for the 21st Century[J],2020,49(4):347-359.
APA Abrams, Sabrina Fuchs.(2020).The Bitch Is Back: A Reappraisal of Mary McCarthy for the 21st Century.WOMENS STUDIES-AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL,49(4),347-359.
MLA Abrams, Sabrina Fuchs."The Bitch Is Back: A Reappraisal of Mary McCarthy for the 21st Century".WOMENS STUDIES-AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL 49.4(2020):347-359.
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