The Group (PDF)

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The Group review ç eBook or Kindle ePUB Er the ceremony the women begin their adult lives traveling to Europe tackling the worlds of nursing and publishing and finding love and heartbreak in the streets of New York City Through the years some of the friends grow apart and some become e. After tearing through Mary McCarthy s The Group I m kinda shocked that it hasn t been inducted into the canon yet The book is a stunning scary look at gender relations in the 1930s yet so searing that it s a shock to see it was written in the 1950s Even Mad Men written from the perspective of today s improvements isn t as damning as McCarthy can be about the oppression of the timeMcCarthy gets uite a bit out of the tension between characters being comedically wrong and worryingly wrong And that s putting it lightly some of the dialogue can be absolutely chilling especially the prisoners who have learned to love their prison Each of the characters seems promising and aware of their times until they incidentally slip into some pattern of behavior that perpetuates the oppression of women at the timeAs far as those patterns of behavior McCarthy has wonderful treatments of internal dialogues and how women at the time sort of reasoned their way through the world More than their actions it shows the assumptions and prejudices they worked under and the rationalizations that justified horrible results for themselves There s also a tremendous insecurity from the expectations of the day primarily marriageSo many of the dialogues would start with the character considering something and like pulling on a sweater s thread slowly unraveling what they thought they knew Sometimes it s accurate but most of the time you get the sense that they re just running around in circles missing some central lacuna And so many of the dialogues pulled from the pop psychology of the day primarily Freud s It s hard to imagine today how large his impact was but at the time it rivaled Darwin s and possibly exceededSometimes McCarthy steps back and looks at things from an incidental character s point of view showing how these young women are perceived and in that perception constrained by men and older women There are yet other episodes that show the fruitless of their analysis and pop psychology by upturning one character s inferences using the experience of another in one memorable case she has one character remember a party that was already described matter of factly except this character s rememberance is overtaken by a single surprising urgeI was surprised by how much the novel was also focused on class how it in some senses liberated the women of the novel to worry less about material needs but at the same time gave them to lose if they worked against the social order It s hard to say whether class lended itself to or less euitable relations I d guess because these women had access to education but it s hard to tell given the shared social background of most characters It would certainly vary dramatically by region though with women in East Texas not yet receiving electricity and expected to perform any number of back breaking duties in a dayThat s not to say that our monied characters don t have terrifying experiences of their own The mental ward chapter was especially scary having gone through a similar experience myself Kay s admission is still very similar to how it s done today and is enough to drive one to madness if they weren t already there Public mental health care in the US is like maintaining a fire department without fire codes and it hasn t markedly improved in the last 80 years One s husband cannot trap you in the ward merely on his say so but the criteria for release are still frustratingly vagueThis is in many ways a tremendously important novel to read today even though things have certainly improved for the better Most people today understand that it was bad for women in the past but it s hard to imagine the ways that such oppression sustained itself For so many historical studies of sexism and racism it s a tempting answer to just say they were dumber back in the day while this is somewhat true when you consider lead poisoning and alcohol consumption of the day it s a dangerously incomplete answer Grappling with the particulars of 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The Group review ç eBook or Kindle ePUB Ntangled in each other's affairs but all vow not to become like their mothers and fathers It is only when one of them dies that they all come back together again to mourn the loss of a friend a confidante and most importantly a member of the grou. You know when you re in the middle of a good book and you have to put it down you still think about the characters and the story Well that was NOT the case with this book I never connected and never felt anything about it Apparently this book first came out in 1954 1963 and I think the reason it was popular was because it had very taboo content at least for the 1950 s I could see young girls back then giggling and hiding their copies of it Other than that it s filled with flaws No plot the author tries to tell a story of 8 Vassar graduates but it s too many characters and she doesn t do any of them justice There are also about 30 side characters Plus the bulk of the story is supposed to take place from 1933 1943 but McCarthy never brings that 30s feeling instead it feels so 1950 1960 the time period when she actually wrote it Another major flaw is that no relationships are developed Everyone is talking AT each other instead of WITH each other It s a constant running monologue rather than dialogue It reminds me of old Woody Allen movies Not the good funny part of Woody but Woody movies when he has himself or other characters go on ad nauseam about communism psychoanalysis so 1950 s and sexuality It s one character talking just for the sake of talking There was a movie made about it in 1966 but it bombed I always try to find one positive thing so I guess it made me glad that I came of age in the 1980 s after the birth control pill was invented And I learned what a pessary is A Place In The Shade re in the middle of a good book and you have to put it down you still think about the characters and the story Well that was NOT the case with this book I never connected and never felt anything about it Apparently this book first came out in 1954 1963 and I think the 13 Sculptures Children Should Know relationships are developed Everyone is talking AT each other instead of WITH each other It s a constant The Economics of Business Enterprise An Introduction to Economic Organisation and the Theory of the Firm Third Edition running monologue Warum macht die Nudel dumm? rather than dialogue It The Rapids of a Great River reminds me of old Woody Allen movies Not the good funny part of Woody but Woody movies when he has himself or other characters go on ad nauseam about communism psychoanalysis so 1950 s and sexuality It s one character talking just for the sake of talking There was a movie made about it in 1966 but it bombed I always try to find one positive thing so I guess it made me glad that I came of age in the 1980 s after the birth control pill was invented And I learned what a pessary is

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The Group review ç eBook or Kindle ePUB Mary McCarthy's most celebrated novel follows the lives of eight Vassar graduates known simply to their classmates as the group An eclectic mix of personalities and upbringings they meet a week after graduation to watch Kay Strong get married Aft. Take THAT Candace Bushnell Every woman who moves to NYC after becoming obsessed with Sex and the City should be compelled to read this book Even though this book takes place between the WWI and WWII they d probably be shocked to discover that the things change the they stay the same If anything this is probably the most realistic picture of the dynamics of female friendships and their impact on malefemale relations that I ve ever readFrank discussion of pre marital sex birth control hasty marriage loveless marriages adultery domestic violence mental illness pregnancy post partum depression lesbianism etc etc etc you ll be stunned that this takes place in the 30 s Because you know we didn t like invent promiscuous sex and neuroses or falling in love with the wrong men or anything


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    The Group (PDF) Mary McCarthy Ó 3 free read summary The Group I can remember my Dad's married sisters discussing this book they were voracious readers always in the 1960's I was determined to read it and finally got hold of it in 1967 when I was studying to be a Catholic priest My Student Director immediately confiscated it so I knew its reputation was still going strongHe didn't see my two

  2. says: review ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Mary McCarthy Mary McCarthy Ó 3 free read The Group (PDF)

    The Group (PDF) I read this book when I was really young maybe 12 I just saw a review on it it said The book was very frank about sexuality describing some se

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    summary The Group The Group (PDF) Take THAT Candace Bushnell Every woman who moves to NYC after becoming obsessed with Sex and the City should be compelled to read this book Even though this book takes place between the WWI and WWII they'd probably be shocked to discover that the things change the they stay the same If anything this is probably the most realistic picture of

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    summary The Group Mary McCarthy Ó 3 free read review ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Mary McCarthy I do it fast and simple A charade of facts events places and characters but nothing that has kidnapped me or anythin significant that has remained in my heartYes this book slipped away from me with absolutely nothing I immediately say that there by there the girls of Vassar College in uestion live their dramas successes and broken destinies but the whole thing is written my personal opinion with total emotional strangeness by McCarthy; Th

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    summary The Group Mary McCarthy Ó 3 free read The Group (PDF) Fairly near the start this book had waaay too much detail about 1930's contraception for my tastes it went on for pages Yes

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    The Group (PDF) After tearing through Mary McCarthy's The Group I'm kinda shocked that it hasn't been inducted into the canon yet The book is a stunning scary look at gender relations in the 1930s yet so searing that it's a shock to see it was written in the 1950s Even Mad Men written from the perspective of today's improvements isn't as damning as McCarthy

  7. says: The Group (PDF) Mary McCarthy Ó 3 free read summary The Group

    The Group (PDF) This is pretty much my ideal novel It's set in 1930s New York and follows the lives of several Vassar graduates There has been only a few truly slow portions of this novel I laughed aloud in several parts of the novel All of the talk of New York high society 1930s politics Freudian psychotherapy and modernism generally was

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    summary The Group Mary McCarthy Ó 3 free read The Group (PDF) You know when you're in the middle of a good book and you have to put it down you still think about the characters and the story? Well that was NOT the case with this book I never connected and never felt anything about it Apparently this book first came out in 1954 1963 and I think the reason it was popular was because it had very taboo co

  9. says: The Group (PDF) review ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Mary McCarthy summary The Group

    The Group (PDF) There's this story Laura Jacobs recounts in her definitive essay about this book“I used to keep seventy five dol

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    The Group (PDF) This is for me an absolute 5 stars The manner in which the characterisation of the different persons comes forward is masterful Each person is

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  • Paperback
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  • The Group
  • Mary McCarthy
  • English
  • 10 August 2020
  • 9780156372084