Talk:Mary McCarthy (author)
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- but by the latter half of the decade she had repudiated Soviet Union-style expressing solidarity with Leon Trotsky after the Moscow Trials,
Does this clause mean anything? And if so, what? I shall be recasting to my best guess as to the intended meaning.
- It looks like this is the product of a random deletion back in March. The line originally read:
- Your edit appears to return it to the original intent. ~CS 21:22, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
I've changed this to "Soviet-Style Communism." This was my original intent, since the term encapsulates both the Russian "Soviet" and such movements in America. User:SAWIT 9:44, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
Sigh...the author is clearly the primary usage. But I suppose the previous poll was too recent. If someone refers to "Mary McCarthy" without any context, it's going to be the author, not some minor figure from the news. john k 13:20, 10 September 2006 (UTC)
It isn't true that the lawsuit against McCarthy kept on until both women's deaths. Someone has "documented" this with a reference to Kiernan's biography, p. 702, but in fact there is no reference to this happening in that biography. In fact, on p. 701, Kiernan documents that Hellman's estate ended the suit in August, only a little over a month after Hellman died.
- Isn't the lumping together of the Moscow Trials and the Popular Front inaccurate and misleading as the latter was also part of a strategy employed by non-communist and liberals to ally with the Soviets and their followers against Hitler which culminated in the three power alliance of the Allies against the Axis? Unfortunately, much of the Partisan Review set oriented around the isolationalist America First crowd based on their anti-communism, an attitude that informed the "withchunt" of the 50s and Cold War Liberals like McCarthy who colluded with it.
- Moreover, McCarthy's scurrilous attacks on former POW Risner whom she had visited in Hanoi in 1968 tend to corroborate Hellman's characterization of McCarthy as a malicious, narcissistic and unscrupulous philistine, an example of the stereotype of the bourgois intellectual as an unsavory cosmopolitan type.
I hate boxes!
Why? The one on this biographical page provides a classic example of the stupid editting promoted by boxes. Ever detail of where this woman died and what she died of is inside that box. Well, I suppose that her death is a verifiable fact! However the box tells me nothing whatsoever that I need to know. I can get the birth and death dates and nationality from the first line of the intro.
Moreover, the marriage dates in this box make no sense at all. Especially for the last two spouses it looks like she was married to both at the same time... --126.96.36.199 (talk) 23:12, 5 January 2010 (UTC)