Cast a Cold Eye

Cast a Cold Eye

by Mary Mccarthy


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The seven stories collected here showcase Marcy McCarthy's formidable powers of observation, her deliriously witty writing style, and her celebrated talent for dissecting characters with biting acuity.

Among the memorable characters in this collection are a young woman looking for subtle (and not-so-subtle) ways to escape an unsatisfying marriage; a usually innocuous single man whose friends realize there's an enormous price to pay for his companionship; and an Italian guide who turns out to be an enigma to a traveling pair of Americans. In two brief autobiographical pieces the narrator recounts time spent in childhood with her grandmother and grandfather, and in a third-"C.Y.E."-she tries to decipher the true meaning of a nickname.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780151159413
Publisher: Harcourt
Publication date: 09/01/1950
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About 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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