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Sarton, May 1912-1995

Works: 560 works in 1,554 publications in 4 languages and 63,709 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Diaries  Psychological fiction  Poetry  Biography  Domestic fiction  Records and correspondence  Autobiographies  Biographies  Pastoral fiction 
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 2,361 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 )
24 editions published between 1820 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,654 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 )
23 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,532 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 magnificent spinster : a novel by May Sarton( Book )
18 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 1,483 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
The small room, a novel by May Sarton( Book )
27 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and held by 1,476 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 )
39 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,397 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 )
36 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,393 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
Kinds of love; a novel by May Sarton( Book )
19 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 1,278 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 1,195 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 )
15 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 1,109 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 1,105 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 )
13 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,058 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 )
16 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 948 libraries worldwide
Coming into eighty : new poems by May Sarton( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 932 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
Selected poems of May Sarton by May Sarton( Book )
7 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 927 libraries worldwide
Ranging from pastoral and lyrical to polemical and dissonant, Sarton's poems written over a period of forty years explore private moments of erotic love, public events, and sources of the creative process
Faithful are the wounds by May Sarton( Book )
21 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in English and held by 922 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
Joanna and Ulysse : a tale by May Sarton( Book )
22 editions published between 1963 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 872 libraries worldwide
A woman vacationing on Santorini provides care for a maltreated donkey
A shower of summer days by May Sarton( Book )
23 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in English and held by 855 libraries worldwide
'At long last in early June the Gordons were expected home at Dene's Court, the house in Ireland which Violet Dene Gordon had inherited.' This is the beginning of May Sarton's evocative story of people intricately bound to each other, and to a beautiful old house, by a mesh of powerful memories stretching far back into the past
The bridge of years; a novel by May Sarton( Book )
25 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 840 libraries worldwide
This novel, first published in 1946, is one of May Sarton's earliest and, some critics think, one of her best. It takes place during the years between the world wars and explores the life of a Belgian family, the Duchesnes, and their mutual devotion which intensifies under the shadow of impending disaster.M lanie Duchesne, mother of three, is an active businesswoman, whose courage, energy, and optimism bind the family and its farm together. Paul, her husband, is a philosopher, detached, moody, continually embroiled in the spiritual conflicts of a crumbling Europe.The last years before the second war are tense ones, a time for stock-taking, for a quickening of the pace of life. But it is M lanie who encourages her family to proceed with their plans, to continue with their way of life. And it is M lanie who decides their future as the Germans launch their invasion of Belgium
A grain of mustard seed : new poems by May Sarton( Book )
14 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 686 libraries worldwide
May Sarton presents a collection of socially charged yet universal poems. One of the many gems of this volume is "The Invocation to Kali", which explores a dark and destructive femininity. Sarton writes of crude power that forges a balance / Between hate and love, finding an amalgam of dark and light within a single act. This graceful and nuanced work forges powerful connections between timeless ideas and specific moments in history
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Alternative Names
May Sarton Belgisch schrijfster (1912-1995)
May Sarton poetessa e scrittrice belga
May Sarton schrijver uit België (1912-1995)
May Sarton US-amerikanische Romanschriftstellerin, Lyrikerin und Tagebuchautorin
Sarton, Eleanor May 1912-1995
Sarton Eleanore 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
English (626)
Dutch (13)
German (9)
French (2)
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