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Full Name: Mary Therese McCarthy
(1912-1989) Writer, novelist. Mary McCarthy was born in Seattle, Washington. She graduated from Vassar, 1933. She lived in an apartment at 18 Gay Street, Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York in 1936. She later lived on Beekman Place, and also stayed at the Hotel Chelsea. As drama critic for the Partisan Review (1937-45), she gained a reputation for wit, intellect, and acerbity, qualities she brings to her fiction. Her novel "The Oasis" (1949) satirizes left-wing intellectuals, whereas "The Group" (1963), while analyzing the lives of eight Vassar graduates, satirizes an entire generation. Her other fictional works include "Cast a Cold Eye" (1950), "The Groves of Academe" (1952), and "Birds of America" (1971). Among her non-fiction works are "Venice Observed" (1956), "The Stones of Florence" 1959), "Vietnam" (1967), and "The Mask of State: Watergate Portraits" (1974). She was married to Edmund Wilson for a period of time. She taught at Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York, in 1948.
Author's Timeline:
1933 Dutchess County
McCarthy graduated from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1933. 
1948 Westchester County
McCarthy taught at Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York, in 1948.  
1936 New York County
McCarthy lived in an apartment at 18 Gay Street, Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York, in 1936, and lived at various other addresses in Manhattan, New York. 
1912 (Unknown) County
Mary Therese McCarthy was born in Seattle, Washington, in 1912. 
1989 New York County
Mary McCarthy died at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, New York, in 1989. 
1949 (Unknown) County
The Oasis
1963 (Unknown) County
The Group
1950 (Unknown) County
Cast a Cold Eye
1952 (Unknown) County
The Groves of Academe
1971 (Unknown) County
Birds of America
1956 (Unknown) County
Venice Observed
1959 (Unknown) County
The Stones of Florence
1967 (Unknown) County
1974 (Unknown) County
The Mask of State: Watergate Portraits
1989 (Unknown) County
Mary McCarthy was interred at Castine Cemetery, Castine, Hancock County, Maine. 
1942 (Unknown) County
The Company She Keeps

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