Book #21648

Writing Dangerously: Mary McCarthy And Her World - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Carol Brightman

Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Clarkson Potter, 1992.
ISBN: 0517564009

Price: $50.00

A handsome first edition/first printing in Fine, seemingly unread condition, in alike dust-jacket. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) dated signature on front free-endpaper.

This book is a biography of Mary McCarthy, one of the most famous and influential American writers of the last century. McCarthy was a notoriously difficult person to work with, but her books are some of the most acclaimed and beloved in American literature. Brightman tells the story of McCarthy's life and work, including her clashes with publishers and fellow writers, her battles with mental illness, and her influence on American literature.; B & W Illustrations; 8vo; FSA.