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Sarton, May 1912-1995

Works: 653 works in 1,489 publications in 3 languages and 64,263 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Diaries  Psychological fiction  Poetry  Biography  Domestic fiction  Records and correspondence  Pastoral fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Signer, Proofreader, Other, Performer
Classifications: PS3537.A832, 813.52
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American poetry : the twentieth century ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,352 libraries worldwide
Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
As we are now; a novel by May Sarton( Book )
23 editions published between 1820 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,671 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 )
19 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,552 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
The small room, a novel by May Sarton( Book )
24 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and held by 1,504 libraries worldwide
Beginning her first teaching job, at a New England women's college, Lucy Winter is embroiled in a scandal that tests the personal and academic lives of teachers and students alike
The Fur Person by May Sarton( Book )
33 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in English and held by 1,423 libraries worldwide
Saga of Tom Jones, gentleman cat, and his successful search for the right home
Mrs. Stevens hears the mermaids singing : a novel by May Sarton( Book )
28 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,392 libraries worldwide
"Mary Sarton's ninth novel explores a woman's struggle to reconcile the claims of life and art, to transmute passion ans pain into poetry. As it opens, Hilary Stevens, a renowned poet in her seventies, is talking with Mar, an intense young man who has sought her out and whose passionate despair reminds her of herself when young. Mar has had an unhappy love affair with a man. Bewildered by both his sexuality and his writing talent, he flings his anguish against Hilary's brusque, sympathetic intelligence. The next event in this emotionally charged day is the arrival of a team of interviewers sent by a leading literary periodical to search out the reasons and mysteries behind the poet's work. In her efforts to answer the questions put to her, Hilary Stevens retraces her past, seeking the link between encounters with the muse, those passionate attachments to women who ignited her imagination, and her own epiphanies. 'We have to dare to be ourselves,' she says, 'however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.' In taking inventory of her own creative life, Hilary Stevens recalls how the 'mermaids' sang. 'Love opens the doors into everything, as far as I can see, including, and perhaps most of all, the door into one's secret, real self."--Jacket
The magnificent spinster : a novel by May Sarton( Book )
11 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 1,307 libraries worldwide
The story becomes a complex "double fiction" through which we experience both Cam's struggles and triumphs and the dominant story of Jane Reid. Jane was born a Boston Brahmin, granddaughter of a legendary man of letters. Tall, beautiful, wealthy, she was pursued by men but was the intimate of women. Just out of Vassar, she went to France to work in an orphange for World War 1 victims, and forty years later to Germany with the Unitarian Service Committee. In intervening years, she was a muchbeloved teacher
Kinds of love; a novel by May Sarton( Book )
18 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 1,304 libraries worldwide
A novel about a small New Hampshire town called Willard offers interesting characters and events
Anger : a novel by May Sarton( Book )
16 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 1,223 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 )
13 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 1,128 libraries worldwide
When Harriet Hatfield opens a bookstore for women in a blue-collar neighborhood near Boston, she is bombarded by anonymous threats. And when the Boston Globe reports "Lesbian Bookstore Owner Threatened", her education in the narrow-mindedness of her fellow man<U+2014>and woman<U+2014>begins
Crucial conversations : a novel by May Sarton( Book )
20 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,122 libraries worldwide
Soul-searching conversations among three people: a married couple and a friend, delving into the wife's reasons for abandoning her long marriage for a career
Collected poems (1930-1973) by May Sarton( Book )
6 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,067 libraries worldwide
Presents selections from ten books of poetry by the distinguished American writer, spanning thirty-five years of work
The silence now : new and uncollected earlier poems by May Sarton( Book )
15 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 966 libraries worldwide
Selected poems of May Sarton by May Sarton( Book )
7 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 929 libraries worldwide
Now I Become MyselfMy Sisters, O My Sisters; VII The Action of Therapy; Index to First Lines; A Biography of May Sarton; Copyright Page
Coming into eighty : new poems by May Sarton( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 905 libraries worldwide
"Here I am, writing poems in my seventy-ninth and eightieth years, and the reason is partly because I am a foreigner in the land of old age and have tried to learn its language." With these words from the preface of her new, luminous collection, May Sarton takes on the subject of herself in old age. Here are Sarton's observations and reflections, many of which came to her as if by magic during the small hours of the morning. Along with the daily events of writing a letter, appreciating her flowers, taking care of her cat, Pierrot, these poems wrestle with the larger questions of life and death, the difficulties and rewards of living alone. Longtime fans will find Sarton as celebratory and fresh as ever. In a few sketched lines an entire world - her world - springs into place, fully formed
Faithful are the wounds by May Sarton( Book )
16 editions published between 1955 and 1997 in English and held by 893 libraries worldwide
Set in the academic world of Harvard and Cambridge, this acclaimed novel dramatizes the plight of the embattled American liberal in the 1950s. Its central character is Edward Cavan, a brilliant English professor, who commits suicide. His death sets off a shock wave among Cavan's friends--and changes things for some of them forever
The bridge of years; a novel by May Sarton( Book )
21 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in English and held by 855 libraries worldwide
Melanie Duchesne, a successful businesswoman, and her philosopher husband struggle to preserve their way of life in Belgium prior to the Nazi invasion
Sarton selected : an anthology of the journals, novels, and poems of May Sarton by May Sarton( Book )
8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 833 libraries worldwide
An anthology of the best works of Mary Sarton. Includes her novels, journals, and poetry
Joanna and Ulysses, a tale by May Sarton( Book )
9 editions published between 1963 and 1987 in English and held by 832 libraries worldwide
A woman vacationing on Santorini provides care for a maltreated donkey
Letters from Maine : new poems by May Sarton( Book )
14 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 625 libraries worldwide
The poetic tale of a fleeting love affair In her sixty years in literature, May Sarton has taken her readers through all of her emotions and pushed us to explore new places within ourselves. But her feelings are never more raw or exposed than in Letters from Maine. The rugged coast provides a stark background for Sarton's images of a tragically brief and newfound love. She describes the willingness to give anything and devote everything to a new love, as well as the despair at the memory of what is left over. As Sarton grew older, time became an increasingly prominent factor in her life, but
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Alternative Names
May Sarton Belgisch schrijfster (1912-1995)
May Sarton poetessa e scrittrice belga
May Sarton US-amerikanische Romanschriftstellerin, Lyrikerin und Tagebuchautorin
Sarton, Eleanor May 1912-1995
Sarton, Eléanore Marie.
Sarton Éléanore Marie 1912-1995
മേ സർട്ടൺ
사튼, 메이 1912-1995
サートン, メイ
メイ・サートン アメリカ合衆国の詩人、作家
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Dutch (3)
French (2)
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