Mary McCarthy

Life
1950- ; author of And No Bird Sang [q.d.]; Remember Me [q.d.]; and Crescendo (Poolbeg 1998), 508pp.

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Notes
John Boland takes Poolbeg to task for the plethora of new novels, and ridicules the authors’ blurbs on the covers; recounts how Mary McCarthy, 45, writes the gloom out of her novel at the behest of the editor Kate Cruise O’Brien, and ponders what would have happened to McGahern, Banville, et al., at the same hands; admits to not having read the new titles. (The Irish Times, 15 June 1996, ‘Weekend’, p.8).

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