Sarton, May 1912-1995
Most widely held works about May Sarton
Most widely held works by May Sarton
Journal of a solitude by May Sarton ( Book )
29 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,824 libraries worldwide
The modern American author describes everyday experiences and conveys her feelings of frustration and anger over her attempts to write in solitude.
As we are now; a novel by May Sarton ( Book )
30 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in 6 languages and held by 1,729 libraries worldwide
A novel in the form of a diary, this story tells of Caroline Spencer, a 76-year-old retired schoolteacher who has suffered a heart attack and been deposited by relatives in an old people's home. Subjected to subtle humiliations and petty cruelties, she fights back with all she has, and in a powerful climax wins a terrible victory. "I shared the anger and the righteous indignation which I felt behind every line".--Madeleine L'Engle.
A reckoning : a novel by May Sarton ( Book )
20 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 1,619 libraries worldwide
When Laura Spelman learns that she has terminal cancer, she decides to use the time she has left to consider the "real connections" of her past.
At seventy : a journal by May Sarton ( Book )
19 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and held by 1,605 libraries worldwide
The magnificent spinster : a novel by May Sarton ( Book )
13 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 1,560 libraries worldwide
The small room, a novel by May Sarton ( Book )
15 editions published between 1961 and 1996 in English and held by 1,546 libraries worldwide
After the stroke : a journal by May Sarton ( Book )
19 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,451 libraries worldwide
Author and poet, May Sarton, chronicles her battles for "real life" and health after suffering a stroke.
Plant dreaming deep by May Sarton ( Book )
18 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,411 libraries worldwide
The poet-novelist describes her daily life in a graceful, eighteenth-century New Hampshire cottage.
Kinds of love; a novel by May Sarton ( Book )
10 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and held by 1,372 libraries worldwide
A novel about a small New Hampshire town called Willard offers interesting characters and events.
The house by the sea : a journal by May Sarton ( Book )
17 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in English and held by 1,345 libraries worldwide
A poet and novelist tells of moving from her New Hampshire village home to a seacoast home in Maine.
Mrs. Stevens hears the mermaids singing : a novel by May Sarton ( Book )
24 editions published between 1965 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 1,331 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of Hilary Stevens, a 70-year old poet and novelist who lives in a house by the sea with her cat, Sirenica. When a two-person team comes to interview her, she reflects on her life, love affairs, and literary career ... a fascinating fictional portrait of a woman writer coming to terms with the terminus of her life and the art she has produced. [We] hear the characters discuss the novels and poetry books written by herr; the book has an almost Borgesian flavor in parts as this imaginary oeuvre is explored. Sarton also explores sexual and romantic love in its various permutations: male-male, female-male, anon her life, love affairs, and literary career. Sarton deals with a number of compelling issues in this book: the tension between female creativity and procreativity; women's mental health; the fickle fortunes of the literary world; and the impact of a book's reception on its author. Sarton has a satiric touch in her look at the literary/publishing establishment, a gentle touch in her look at human relations. And throughout there are some nice touches, like details about Hilary's work in her garden. Overall, a solid achievement from an impressively prolific writer.
Anger : a novel by May Sarton ( Book )
12 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 1,322 libraries worldwide
Explores a marriage in which Anna is hurt by Ned's reserve and Ned is appalled by her tempestuous nature.
The education of Harriet Hatfield : a novel by May Sarton ( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,221 libraries worldwide
'Harriet Hatfield begins a new life at the age of 60 after her lover of 30 years has died and left her comfortably well off. But when Harriet opens a bookstore for women in a blue-collar neighborhood of Boston, she is viciously attacked for her lesbianism. Ms. Sarton's powerful potrayal of the shy, reserved woman's battle becomes a moving statement about the place of the outsider in our world-and the necessity of following the human heart.'
The fur person by May Sarton ( Book )
24 editions published between 1957 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,201 libraries worldwide
At eighty-two : a journal by May Sarton ( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 1,179 libraries worldwide
For the many thousands of fans who have been nourished by May Sarton's words over the years, this last journal by the beloved Maine poet/writer will be very special. May Sarton died on July 16, 1995, just a few months after she finished this pilgrimage through her 82nd year. Over the two decades since she published Journal of a Solitude, Sarton's journals have been eagerly awaited, markers of daily events, feelings, and responses to the world around her house-by-the-sea. In this last journal, Sarton continues to adjust to the feeling that she is a stranger in the land of old age. And though her struggles and daily setbacks continue, there is an optimistic, musing tone as she contemplates this unique time in a person's life.
Crucial conversations : a novel by May Sarton ( Book )
11 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,166 libraries worldwide
May Sarton : among the usual days : a portrait : unpublished poems, letters, journals, and photographs by May Sarton ( Book )
28 editions published between 0982 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,135 libraries worldwide
Still writing and growing in her early eighties, May Sarton long ago established a unique niche for herself in twentieth-century American literature: in numerous volumes of poetry, fiction, and personal journals she has created a body of work that is both artistically beautiful and comforting, while always testifying to the importance of courage and love in the survival of the perceptive individual. May Sarton: Among the Usual Days is a treasure trove of her unpublished writing, carefully selected by longtime friend Susan Sherman from almost seventy years of correspondence and journals stored in the New York Public Library's Berg Collection, in May Sarton's own files, and in other archives. Thematically arranged, these passages reflect the seasons of her flowering as writer, teacher, daughter, lover, friend, and fiercely independent thinker. Lavishly illustrated with previously unpublished photos of Sarton and her closest companions from her infancy to the present, in May Sarton: Among the Usual Days all of the great abiding themes of her craft recur and expand: her respect for poetic form, hunger for love, appreciation for the centrality of solitude, commitment to enduring friendship, unabashed relish for the natural world in all its aspects, and zeal in pursuit of honesty above all, no matter what the cost. Her canny eye and ear bring alive her encounters with such luminaries as Virginia Woolf, Eva Le Gallienne, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Elizabeth Bowen, Andre Malraux, Rebecca West, and Julian and Juliette Huxley. May Sarton: Among the Usual Days is finally a celebration, a cornucopia of earned wisdom and ardent candor that reveals over and again, in Sherman's words, the distinguished writer May Sarton's own "sacramentalization of the ordinary."
A world of light : portraits and celebrations by May Sarton ( Book )
19 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in English and held by 1,110 libraries worldwide
Recovering : a journal by May Sarton ( Book )
22 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,103 libraries worldwide
I knew a phoenix; sketches for an autobiography by May Sarton ( Book )
24 editions published between 1959 and 1995 in English and held by 1,092 libraries worldwide
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Sarton, Eleanor May, 1912-1995
Sarton, Eléanore Marie.
Sarton, Éléanore Marie 1912-1995
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