Mary McCarthy’s “The Group”: Three Queer Readings
“I think of McCarthy and ‘The Group,’ giving me language to understand myself before I even knew that’s what I needed.”
The Group New York Times
of which they would not approve.
The Group,The Group,See? I don’t feel sorry for you. Don’t forget where you came from.
Callum Angus is the author of A Natural History of Transition (Metonymy Press 2021). His work has appeared in LA Review of Books, Orion, Nat. Brut, The Common and elsewhere. He has received support from Lambda Literary and Signal Fire Foundation for the Arts, and he holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He edits the journal smoke and mold.
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