Memories of a Catholic Girlhood



Memories of a Catholic Girlhood Reading Memories Of A Catholic Girlhood By Mary McCarthy Eiyo.us 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.

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  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • Memories of a Catholic Girlhood
  • Mary McCarthy
  • English
  • 11 December 2017
  • 009928345X

10 thoughts on “Memories of a Catholic Girlhood

  1. Sue says:

    Overall, Memories of a Catholic Girlhood presents interesting snapshots of a child, then young adult s life being raised by relatives after the death of her parents An odd upbringing, but obviously, the only one she has to compare to in her life Mary McCarthy was only six years old when her parents decided to move from Seattle home of her mother s parents to Minneapolis home of her father s On the train trip, the entire family became ill with the flu and Mary s parents died This began he Overall, Memories of a Catholic Girlhood presents interesting snapshots of a child, then young adult s life being raised by relatives after the death of her parents An odd upbringing, but obviously, the only one she has to compare to in her life Mary McCarthy was only six years old when her parents decided to move from Seattle home of her mother s parents to Minneapolis home of...

  2. Catherine says:

    2.5 stars The essays that make up Memories of a Catholic Girlhood are not particularly memorable, despite being written in McCarthy s wonderful, smart, smart prose The earlier vignettes about the loss of her parents to the 1918 flu pandemic, and her awful life in Minneapolis under the guardianship of a ham fisted aunt and uncle are fascinating, but once McCarthy moves back to the sheltered, quiet, rarified care of her grandparents in Seattle, her essays become less interesting and animate 2.5 stars The essays that make up Memories of a Catholic Girlhood are not particularly memorable, despite being written in McCarthy s wonderful, smart, smart prose The earlier vignettes about the loss of her parents to the 1918 flu pandemic, and her awful life in Minneapolis under the guardianship of a ham fisted aunt and uncle are fascinating, but once McCarthy moves back to the sheltere...

  3. Stephanie says:

    I admit that I wasn t sure I would like this book I put it on my To Read list after someone else gave it a good review, and I am not too sure I actually read the description before I did so.About 10 pages into it I realized that this book had the possibility to offend and anger me as a practicing Catholic I made a promise to myself that if I found myself getting upset I would drop it and move on.I was pleasantly surprised This is a very good autobiography that tackles the issue of losing fai I admit that I wasn t sure I would like this book I put it on my To Read list after someone else gave it a good review, and I am not too sure I actually read the description before I did so.About 10 pages into it I realized that this book had the possibility to offend and anger me as a practicing...

  4. Leslie says:

    What s most interesting about this memoir is how McCarthy takes all the choices she makes as a memoirist and subjects them to scrutiny She talks about the temptation to fictionalise, the dubious reliability of memory, the reasons to include or exclude information, the implic...

  5. Courtney says:

    Mary McCarthy lost both of her parents to influenza within a week of each other as they were traveling to Minnesota to begin a new life She was shipped off at age 6 to live with her draconian aunt and uncle At 11, she was finally saved by wealthy grandparents in Seattle Fantastic, beautifully...

  6. Alan says:

    I first read this in a house Mary McCarthy visited, her Vassar 33 classmate s at Westport Harbor, a grand house with glazed bookshelves containing classics and McCarthy s Group, which included the hostess as one of the characters This autobiography appalled and delighted me, a collection of humans almost like a zoo I read it in a grand corner room above the library, with a few books like Lenin s Lettres sa famille, and with Cambodian bow for the hunt over the fireplace, bow windows over I first read t...

  7. Mary says:

    McCarthy is a good storyteller and this is an easy, absorbing read Her relationships with women as she describe them here, especially her grandmothers and her schoolmates, are reflected in some of her later writings She has this...

  8. Vikk Simmons says:

    Well, all I can say is thank heavens I am finished with this book I ll be writinglater but I found this to be a difficult read with a confirmed unreliable narrator It is difficult to keep going when you question everything I quickly developed a...

  9. Frederick says:

    I do not believe this review of mine will convey most of what I think about this book My feeling is that MEMORIES OF A CATHOLIC GIRLHOOD is almost impossible to meet on its own terms almost sixty years after its publication The first edition copy I borrowed from the public library has, as its copyright date, 1957 The copyright page indicates that several chapters were published in magazinesthan ten years before Inasmuch as McCarthy stresses throughout the book that she is an atheist, a I do not believe this review of mine will convey most of what I think about this book My feeling is that MEMORIES OF A CATHOLIC GIRLHOOD is almost impossible to meet on its own terms almost sixty years after its publication The first ...

  10. Jessica says:

    2016 review I think what unsettles people about the title is that they assume Catholic refers only to the religion McCarthy s family was Catholic and she attended Catholic school for a few years BUT and this is significant , i also think McCarthy is referring to the adjective catholic small c here This time around my favorite chapter is the final, lengthy o...

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