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Мэри Маккарти

Дата рождения: 21. Июнь 1912
Дата смерти: 25. Октябрь 1989
Другие имена: Mary McCarthyová, Mary Therese McCarthy

Мэ́ри Тере́за Макка́рти — американская писательница, публицист и критик, социалист.

Мэри Маккарти симпатизировала коммунистам, но после московских процессов солидаризировалась с Львом Троцким и осуждала сталинизм. Входя в коллектив журнала «Partisan Review», где приобрела репутацию талантливого критика, также печаталась в «The Nation», «The New Republic», «Harper’s Magazine» и «The New York Review of Books». После Второй мировой войны выступала с критикой и маккартизма, и советского строя. Во время войны во Вьетнаме несколько раз посещала Вьетнам и выступала с критикой негативного изображения вьетнамских партизан в западных СМИ.

Была замужем четыре раза. Начиная с 1938 года, её мужем был известный литературный критик Эдмунд Уилсон, в этом браке у Мэри Маккарти родился сын, Reuel Wilson.

Одной из её ближайших подруг была Ханна Арендт. Wikipedia

Цитаты Мэри Маккарти

„In violence, we forget who we are.“

—  Mary McCarthy

"Characters in Fiction", p. 276. First published in Partisan Review (March 1961)
On the Contrary: Articles of Belief 1946–1961 (1961)

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„Calling someone a monster does not make him more guilty; it makes him less so by classing him with beasts and devils“

—  Mary McCarthy

"The Hue and Cry," The Writing on the Wall (1970)
Контексте: Calling someone a monster does not make him more guilty; it makes him less so by classing him with beasts and devils (“a person of inhuman and horrible cruelty or wickedness,” OED, Sense 4). Such an unnatural being is more horrible to contemplate than an Eichmann — that is, aesthetically worse — but morally an Ilse Koch was surely less culpable than Eichmann since she seems to have had no trace of human feeling and therefore was impassable to conscience.

„I suppose everyone continues to be interested in the quest for the self, but what you feel when you’re older, I think, is that — how to express this — you really must make the self.“

—  Mary McCarthy

Interview by Elisabeth Niebuhr in "The Paris Review Interviews: Writers at Work, Second Series" (1963) [the interview took place in March 1961]
Контексте: I suppose everyone continues to be interested in the quest for the self, but what you feel when you’re older, I think, is that — how to express this — you really must make the self. It's absolutely useless to look for it, you won’t find it, but it’s possible in some sense to make it.

„What's the use of falling in love if you both remain inertly as you were?“

—  Mary McCarthy

Источник: Between Friends: The Correspondence of Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy, 1949-1975

„Europeans used to say Americans were puritanical. Then they discovered that we were not puritans. So now they say that we are obsessed with sex.“

—  Mary McCarthy

As quoted in "Lady with a Switchblade" in LIFE magazine (20 September 1963) http://books.google.com/books?id=e1IEAAAAMBAJ&q=%22Europeans+used+to+say+Americans+were+puritanical+Then+they+discovered+that+we+were+not+puritans+So+now+they+say+that+we+are+obsessed+with+sex%22&pg=PA62#v=onepage

„Every word she writes is a lie, including and and the.“

—  Mary McCarthy

Comment about Lillian Hellman in a televised interview (1979) on The Dick Cavett Show; this prompted a defamation suit against McCarthy which was dropped after Hellman's death: "If someone had told me, don't say anything about Lillian Hellman because she'll sue you, it wouldn't have stopped me. It might have spurred me on. I didn't want her to die. I wanted her to lose in court. I wanted her around for that."

„If someone tells you he is going to make "a realistic decision," you immediately understand that he has resolved to do something bad.“

—  Mary McCarthy

"The American Realist Playwrights", p. 296. First published in Harper's Magazine (July 1961)
On the Contrary: Articles of Belief 1946–1961 (1961)

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