University of Maine. Doctor of Humane Letters Diploma, May 15, 1982.

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE. DOCTOR OF HUMANE LETTERS DIPLOMA, MAY 15, 1982.

The citation that accompanied this diploma stated "Mary McCarthy is important to us because she serves as a touchstone for the very finest of observation, criticism, and style. Her wisdom and her wit, exemplified in her works and her life, improve us allÉThrough her writing, she conveys to us her own sense of discovery and of wonder at our shared life.

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