Memories Of A Catholic Girlhood

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This unique autobiography begins with McCarthy’s recollections of an indulgent, idyllic childhood tragically altered by the death of her parents in the influenza epidemic of 1918. Tempering the need to fictionalize for the sake of a good story with the need for honesty, she creates interchapters that tell the reader what she has inferred or invented. Photographs.

An autobiogrphical account of Miss McCarthy's early years, each of ...

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Overview

This unique autobiography begins with McCarthy’s recollections of an indulgent, idyllic childhood tragically altered by the death of her parents in the influenza epidemic of 1918. Tempering the need to fictionalize for the sake of a good story with the need for honesty, she creates interchapters that tell the reader what she has inferred or invented. Photographs.

An autobiogrphical account of Miss McCarthy's early years, each of the chapters followed by the author's appraisal of her approach to the material.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780156586504
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 3/1/1972
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 259,737
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

MARY MCCARTHY (1912-1989) was a short-story writer, bestselling novelist, essayist, and critic. She was the author of The Stones of Florence and Birds of America, among other books.

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Table of Contents

To the Reader 3
Yonder Peasant, Who Is He? 29
A Jin Butterfly 54
The Blackguard 87
C'est le Premier Pas Qui Coute 102
Names 127
The Figures in the Clock 141
Yellowstone Park 169
Ask Me No Questions 195
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