By Mary McCarthy
A university teacher embarks on a fanatical quest to save lots of his job—and enact righteous revenge—in this brilliantly acerbic satire of collage politics throughout the early chilly warfare years
Henry Mulcahy's destiny is in query. An teacher of literature at Jocelyn collage, an institute of upper studying popular for its innovative method of schooling, he has simply acquired be aware that he'll no longer be instructing subsequent semester. He strongly suspects that his dismissal has been engineered by way of his nemesis, the school president, who Henry believes resents his greater abilities as an educator. or even he's being distinctive through the govt during this chilly conflict period, now that Senator Joseph McCarthy's communist witch hunt is in complete swing, specially considering Henry's commitment to self sufficient pondering is, he believes, popular. regardless of the case, Henry Mulcahy desires justice—and vengeance—and he'll now not move quietly with no struggle. however the conflict may possibly reveal an excessive amount of of Henry's real nature . . .
Witty and biting, Mary McCarthy's The Groves of Academe is a deliciously pointed satire of the area of upper schooling and its petty despots, tiny wars, and inner politics.
This e-book positive factors an illustrated biography of Mary McCarthy together with infrequent photos from the author's property.
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The Groves of Academe: A Novel by Mary McCarthy