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Today, the name MARY McCARTHY (1912-89) first brings to mind the frank bed-hopping and catty portraiture of The Company She Keeps and The Group, her biggest seller. But she was also an immaculate stylist, and excelled at cerebral satire — The Oasis and The Groves of Academe are novels of ideas in which all the […]

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, this week, to the following high-, low-, no-, and hilobrow heroes. Click here for more HiLo Hero birthdays. JUNE 21 Today, the name MARY McCARTHY (1912-89) first brings to mind the frank bed-hopping and catty portraiture of The Company She Keeps and The Group, her biggest seller. But she was also an immaculate […]

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The circle of hermenauts to which HiLobrow.com’s editors belong doesn’t know when to quit. We keep turning up more hilobrow cover art. Check out the entire series. *** *** *** *** HILOBROW COVER GALLERY: Orwell’s 1984 | Huxley’s Brave New World | Chesterton’s The Man Who Was Thursday* | Sartre’s Les Mains Sales | Murger’s […]