8217;s most celebrated novel follows the lives of eight Vassar graduates, known simply to their classmates as Mary McCarthy“the group.8221; an eclectic mix of personalities and upbringings, they meet a week after graduation to watch Kay Strong get married. Through the years, some of the friends grow apart and some become entangled in each other's affairs, but all vow not to become like their mothers and fathers.
The Group #ad - It is only when one of them passes away that they all come back together again to mourn the loss of a friend, and most importantly, a confidante, a member of the group. Mariner Books.
The Best of EverythingPenguin Books #ad - Sixty years later, jaffe’s classic still strikes a chord, this time eerily prescient regarding so many of the circumstances surrounding sexual harassment that paved the way toward the #MeToo movement. Buzzfeedwhen rona jaffe’s superb page-turner was first published in 1958, it changed contemporary fiction forever.
Some readers were shocked, but millions more were electrified when they saw themselves reflected in its story of five young employees of a New York publishing company. There’s ivy league caroline, who dreams of graduating from the typing pool to an editor’s office; naïve country girl April, who within months of hitting town reinvents herself as the woman every man wants on his arm; and Gregg, the free-spirited actress with a secret yearning for domesticity.
The Best of Everything #ad - Jaffe follows their adventures with intelligence, sympathy, and prose as sharp as a paper cut. Almost sixty years later, the best of Everything remains touchingly—and sometimes hilariously—true to the personal and professional struggles women face in the city.
Memories of a Catholic GirlhoodMariner Books #ad - Photographs. 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.
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Award-winning cinematographer Boris Kaufman On the Waterfront lends this tale his peculiar sense of lighting with rich, captivating colors. Special features:-KLSC Trailers Shrink-wrapped. Smith goes to washington - about a group of eight young women–all classmates, friends, and recent graduates from a certain single-sex liberal arts college–as they face the inevitable pressures to sand the rough edges off their personalities and to surrender their independence to the men in their lives and the institutions they represent.
Marjorie MorningstarBack Bay Books #ad - I read it and i thought, God, 'Oh, this is me. Scarlet Johansson Shrink-wrapped. Now hailed as a "proto-feminist classic" vulture, pulitzer prize winner Herman Wouk's powerful coming-of-age novel about an ambitious young woman pursuing her artistic dreams in New York City has been a perennial favorite since it was first a bestseller in the 1950s.
. Back Bay Books. A starry-eyed young beauty, marjorie morgenstern is nineteen years old when she leaves home to accept the job of her dreams--working in a summer-stock company for Noel Airman, its talented and intensely charismatic director. Released from the social constraints of her traditional Jewish family, colorful world of theater, and thrown into the glorious, Marjorie finds herself entangled in a powerful affair with the man destined to become the greatest--and the most destructive--love of her life.
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Excellent Women Penguin ClassicsPenguin Classics #ad - As mildred gets embroiled in the lives of her new neighbors—anthropologist Helena Napier and her handsome, the vicar next door—the novel presents a series of snapshots of human life as actually, dashing husband, and Julian Malory, Rocky, and pluckily, lived in a vanishing world of manners and repressed desires.
Penguin Books. Shrink-wrapped. Back Bay Books. She is one of those “excellent women, supportive, ” the smart, repressed women who men take for granted. The finest introduction to barbara pym” the new york times: a hilarious comedy of manners by the shrewdly observant British novelist often compared to Jane Austen One of Barbara Pym’s richest and most amusing high comedies, Excellent Women has at its center Mildred Lathbury, a clergyman’s daughter and a mild-mannered spinster in 1950s England.
The Company She KeepsMariner Books #ad - Back Bay Books. The six episodes create a fascinating portrait of a New York social circle of the 1930s. Penguin Books. This is the author’s first novel, which relates the experiences of a young bohemian intellectual. Mccarthy’s bold insight and virtuoso style won her immediate recognition as one of the most accomplished, versatile, and penetrating writers in americanca.
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This edition brings together some of ephron’s most famous writing on a generation of women and men who helped shape the way we live now, and on events ranging from the Watergate scandal to the Pillsbury Bake-Off. In these sharp, and vividly observed pieces, hilariously entertaining, Ephron illuminates an era with wicked honesty and insight.
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How to Talk Dirty and Influence People: An AutobiographyDa Capo Press #ad - How to talk dirty and influence people remains a brilliant existential account of his life and the forces that made him the most important and controversial entertainer in history. Critic ralph gleason said, So many taboos have been lifted and so many comics have rushed through the doors Lenny opened.
Vintage Books. Penguin Books. During the course of a career that began in the late 1940s, Lenny Bruce challenged the sanctity of organized religion and other societal and political conventions; he widened the boundaries of free speech. Da capo Pr. Shrink-wrapped. He utterly changed the world of comedy. Although bruce died when he was only forty, jazz, his influence on the worlds of comedy, and satire are incalculable.
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Redressing the Balance: American Women's Literary Humor from Colonial Times to the 1980sUniversity Press of Mississippi #ad - The collection provides ample evidence that women-white and black, urban and rural, newspaper columnists and fiction writers-have taken note of the absurdities and incongruities of American life, particularly as these have affected their lives because they are women. A strong current of feminist protest runs throughout the anthology, not only in the work of avowed feminists such as Marietta Holley and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, but also in portraits of strong, assertive women such as Mary Roberts Rinehart's "Tish" and distraught housewives such as the narrator in Betty MacDonald's The Egg and I.
Used book in Good Condition. The editors have provided an introductory chapter that identifies the major themes and concerns of American women's humor, and each selection is preceded by a biographical/bibliographical introduction that places the author in historical context. Da capo Pr. The editors find that this collection forces a reevaluation of the tradition of American humor and American literature by demonstrating that the subjects of American humor have derived not merely from the public, domestic world that women have typically inhabited, but also from the private, male arena, from the frontier to the kitchens of suburbia.
Redressing the Balance: American Women's Literary Humor from Colonial Times to the 1980s #ad - Vintage Books. Redressing the balance: american women's literary Humor from Colonial Times to the 1980s gives new focus to the wide field of humor is the first comprehensive anthology of American women's humorous writing. Shrink-wrapped. Included are feminist political satires, literary parody, light verse, and domestic humor by more than fifty American women during a period of more than three hundred years.
City of ShadowsWilliam Morrow #ad - A young woman claiming to be a Russian grand duchess. An eastern émigré with scars and secrets of her own. Shrink-wrapped. Penguin Books. This is 1922 Berlin. HarperCollins Publishers. A cultured city scarred by war. Da capo Pr. Used book in Good Condition. One of the troubled city's growing number of refugees, unscrupulous cabaret owner "Prince" Nick, Esther Solomonova survives by working as secretary to the charming, and she's being drawn against her will into his scheme to pass a young asylum patient off as Anastasia, the last surviving heir to the murdered czar of all Russia.
A brazen killer, as vicious as he is clever. Vintage Books. A nightmare political movement steadily gaining power.