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:

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.

2 comments:

MeaninglessHotAir said...

mistook her snobbery for morality

That's it exactly! That's exactly what's going on with our Ivy-league educated coastal snobs. Snobbier-than-thou therefore more-moral-than-thou.

Bob Hawkins said...

The only thing I know about Mary McCarthy, is that she said of Lillian Hellman, "Every word she writes is a lie, including 'and' and 'the'."