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 a trans and queer writer who has received fellowships from Lambda Literary and Signal Fire Foundation for the Arts, and has presented research at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. His work has appeared in The Common, The Offing, BuzzFeed, The Normal School, them, The Millions, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. More of his work can be found at calangus.com
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