The Oasis, Mary McCarthy. Avon/Bard, 1981.
Vintage paperback. Some wear to edges and spine. Previous price blacked out on cover. No markings inside. Good condition.
Mary McCarthy was a critic, writer, and political commentator, and is known as one of the leading women intellectuals of the twentieth century. McCarthy earned a reputation of being a “modern American bitch” with a “devastating female scorn” among certain male critics.
The Oasis is a satirical roman a clef about a group of American intellectuals unsuccessfully trying to form rural utopian society at the start of the Cold War and the fear of the atom bomb is at its height.