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*Read Pdf ⚡ The Group â Mary McCarthy S Most Celebrated Novel Follows The Lives Of Eight Vassar Graduates, Known Simply To Their Classmates As The Group An Eclectic Mix Of Personalities And Upbringings, They Meet A Week After Graduation To Watch Kay Strong Get Married After The Ceremony, The Women Begin Their Adult Lives Traveling To Europe, Tackling The Worlds Of Nursing And Publishing, And Finding Love And Heartbreak In The Streets Of New York City Through The Years, Some Of The Friends Grow Apart And Some Become Entangled In Each Other S Affairs, But All Vow Not To Become Like Their Mothers And Fathers It Is Only When One Of Them Passes Away That They All Come Back Together Again To Mourn The Loss Of A Friend, A Confidante, And Most Importantly, A Member Of The Group I can remember my Dad s married sisters discussing this book they were voracious readers always in the 1960 s I was determined to read it and finally got hold of it in 1967 when I was studying to be a Catholic priest My Student Director immediately confiscated it, so I knew its reputation was still going strong He didn t see my two volumes of Nietzsche I d also bought with money my Mum had given me for my 20th birthday I d only bought them because I d already seen him confiscate a Nietzsche on the grounds that it could destroy one s faith and I was already seeing large holes in the Church s fabric myself I mentioned what had happened to my History tutor, a Russian woman, at Adelaide University South Australia and she gave me her copy of McCarthy which I still have.I have read it three times 2007 was the last time and seen the movie several times, a very faithful rendition.This book is so eloquent and dry and upfront and honest All of these make it totally outrageous but dreadfully refreshing How many books do this And not missing are McCarthy s wit and humour.It makes me believe in intelligent Americans in a way that Sex and the City doesn t It s sad to notice that there is only one American male on this site Well done, Dave Aren t they interested in the experiences of their women Great to see another generation of women responding to this great author.By the way, I never became a priest.I left the monastery two years later an atheist And I never read the Nietzsche it was too difficult I still have them thoughlike a symbol I have two copies of The Group nowone to lend out and the one given me by my Russian tutor in History, the sentimental memory copy And I m looking forward to another reread of The Group.Cheers from Wayne,Sydney.PS.Have any of you folk read another magnificent American woman, Janet Flanner, Paris correspondent for the New Yorker 5 YEARS LATER The Group came back into my TV Life a few weeks agoa long time since I had enjoyed the filmand did so again When I wrote this review on 4th Feb 2011 there was only one other male reader.Since then there have been many others which is GREATbut, of course, overwhelmingly womenare the main readers I m curious to know if this book is read as an important part of American Lit on College or Uni Campusesor is it still scandalous for being upfront And I never thought to mention Lakey whose presence must have added to the book s scandalous reputation In these days of Marriage Equality she takes on a Very Modern role in a book set just before WWII But of course Gay men and women have always been living as married coupleswhy would they ask for anyone s permission Lakey has the last word in the noveland she socks it to its Meanest Man The scene is done to Perfection in the Film It was Candice Bergen s first roleand definitely NOT her last Hope You All get a chance to see it.And I m glad my review has been enjoyed by many readers Thanks Take THAT Candace Bushnell Every woman who moves to NYC after becoming obsessed with Sex and the City should be compelled to read this book Even though this book takes place between the WWI and WWII they d probably be shocked to discover that the things change, the they stay the same If anything, this is probably the most realistic picture of the dynamics of female friendships and their impact on male female relations that I ve ever read.Frank discussion of pre marital sex, birth control, hasty marriage, loveless marriages, adultery, domestic violence, mental illness, pregnancy, post partum depression, lesbianism etc etc etc you ll be stunned that this takes place in the 30 s Because, you know, we didn t like, invent promiscuous sex and neuroses or falling in love with the wrong men or anything. I read this book when I was really young, maybe 12 I just saw a review on it, it said, The book was very frank about sexuality, describing some sex scenes in great detail However, it felt clinical , like a sex ed text than erotic Not to me it was HOT and very inspirational Masturbation, the First Time, and Girls who like other Girls, what s clinical about that It was my favourite secret book That is, until I found my father s The Kama Sutra The Perfumed Garden drying in the airing cupboard after his weekly bath He had showers every day, but a bath on Sunday with an adult book I read his Freemasons book that way as well.