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Mary McCarthy


U.S. author, critic, and political activist

“It was my father who insisted on turning everything into a treat. I remember his showing me how to eat a peach by building a little white mountain of sugar and then dipping the peach into it.”

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source: Memories of a Catholic Girlhood (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1957), 10.

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