Grupo, El

Grupo, El

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An exceptional novel, a modern classic of extreme elegance and frankness and one of the most brilliant x-rays of the United States in which women began to speak in the first person. "The Group" is considered the best-known —and controversial— work of the North American Mary McCarthy. Endowed with a strong autobiographical charge, published in 1963, it addressed issues such as free love, socialism, contraception or abortion from an unprejudiced and purely feminine point of view. In fact, its sale was prohibited in various countries as it was considered offensive to public morals. McCarthy takes us to interwar New York to portray the lives of eight fresh graduates of Vassar College, beginning with the marriage of one of them, Kay Strong, and ending with her funeral in 1940. Kay, "Pokey", Dottie , "Lakey", Polly, Priss and Helena. Eight independent, restless, free women, at a time when what was expected of them was a home, marriage and family. A game of mirrors that will reveal a heartbreaking reality: only after giving themselves over to adult life and promising not to continue the path traveled by their parents will they face the real world for the first time.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 45mm | 646g
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Spanish
  • New edition
  • 8417553916
  • 9788417553913

Review Text

"El grupo" es la obra más conocida, y controvertida, de la norteamericana Mary McCarthy. Cuando se publicó en 1963 constituyó un succès de scandale, pues abordaba temas como el amor libre, la anticoncepción o el aborto desde un punto de vista femenino. McCarthy nos traslada a la Nueva York de los treinta para retratar la vida de nueve universitarias recién licenciadas en el Vassar College, comenzando con la boda de una de ellas, y terminando con su funeral en 1940. Las nueve son independientes, inquietas y libres, aunque lo que se espere de ellas sea el matrimonio y la crianza. Una novela excepcional, un clásico moderno de extrema elegancia y franqueza que supone una de las más brillantes radiografías de los Estados Unidos en la época en que las mujeres empezaron a hablar en primera persona.
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14,582 ratings
3.67 out of 5 stars
5 21% (3,066)
4 39% (5,717)
3 28% (4,120)
2 9% (1,264)
1 3% (415)
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