We’re All Friends Here: politics, satire, and Mary McCarthy

WORD bookstore and Melville House host conversation about Mary McCarthy’s recently reissued novella, The Oasis, on June 11th, 7pm at 126 Franklin St. Brooklyn, New York

Emily Cooke and Sarah Leonard of The New Inquiry join Elizabeth Gumport of n+1 for a discussion of Mary McCarthy and her vicious satire, The Oasis, which lampooned the literary elite of her time as well as the utopian aspirations of communes in the wake of World War II.

Emily Cooke is an editor at The New Inquiry. She has written for the New York Times Book Review, the Times Literary Supplement, n+1, and elsewhere.

Sarah Leonard is an editor of Dissent, The New Inquiry, and co-editor of the forthcoming book The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for the New Century (Metropolitan).

Elizabeth Gumport is graduate student in American Studies at Harvard and a senior editor of n+1.

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