In which case, she misses the entire point of the theatre. Essays are paired along with biographical information about each author, helping readers learn more about these skilled contributors and their ideas on writing.
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She writes a wonderful, admiring review of The Entertainer which, amazingly, manages to omit mentioning Laurence Olivier, whose portrayal of Archie Rice is the stuff of theatrical legend. But then McCarthy is not looking to effuse over actors and performances.
McCarthy seems unmoved by the theatre, really 13 it 19s not her thing, which is one reason her theater criticism irks me. She writes shrewdly and eloquently about Pale Fire, Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina she 19s pro and without sorrow or pity about Salinger she 19s con.
She gives us a fascinating critical assessment of the state of the novel incatching hold of an essential transition in the sort of novel people used to write and what they are likely to write in the future. Her journalistic pieces are also quite good, her essays on Vietnam and Watergate especially, and one can 19t help but speculate about McCarthy 19s influence upon Joan Didion.
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What books about writing would you add to this list? She writes about how hard it is to write and how sometimes it is necessary to destroy and paragraphs, phrases, and words to re-form them as something even better.
Suffice it to say that lyricism and heightened language in the theatre is, to McCarthy, anathema, phony sentiment. She gives us a compelling memoir about her experiences amongst the Communist-heavy New York intellectual circles of the s, her even-handedness even more striking considering it was written during the hysteria of the Sen.
Written in his signature style, this witty read will keep you entertained — and soaking up some great ideas. In this work, she shares herself and her craft with readers, including anecdotes that tie the pieces together into all-around great writing.
Her book shares this wisdom in enjoyable prose. The anger probably stems from the fact that she argues her points so sharply. Even the most well-regarded pros struggle sometimes.
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I warmed to her literary criticism. She has a much keener appreciation for the 1Ckitchen sink 1D dramas of John Osborne.A terrific introduction to McCarthy, with a range of essays (theater reviews, literary criticism, memoir, journalism) that reveal a cold eye, a merciless critical stance, and a formidable b.s.
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