McCarthy always mistook her snobbery for morality; Wilson mistook life for literature. Dabney, summing up this wretched partnership, writes: “American letters has not seen another alliance so flawed and so distinguished.” So flawed and so distinguished—what a way to characterize the union of a true bitch and a genuine bully.
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
No, not them - Bill was no bully. I don't know enough about him to care about Forgetting Edmund Wilson (an article in Commentary about Mary McCarthy and Edmund Wilson) but I clicked in to see what Arts & Letters Daily had up and spotted that wonderful little "a true bitch and a genuine bully" line. I'm compelled to read any article that contains lines like:
Posted by Knucklehead at 10:33 AM