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The Oasis

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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.