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Sarton, May 1912-1995

Works: 510 works in 1,449 publications in 5 languages and 64,623 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Diaries  Psychological fiction  Biography  Poetry  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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As we are now; a novel by May Sarton( Book )
24 editions published between 1820 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,701 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 )
24 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,604 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 1,550 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 )
24 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and held by 1,521 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 )
34 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,436 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 )
30 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,403 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 dayis 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 )
17 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 1,325 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 1,246 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 )
14 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,157 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
Crucial conversations : tools for talking when stakes are high by May Sarton( Book )
20 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,132 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 )
11 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,084 libraries worldwide
Presents selections from ten books of poetry by the distinguished American writer, spanning thirty-five years of work
Coming into eighty : new poems by May Sarton( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,001 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
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 985 libraries worldwide
Selected poems of May Sarton by May Sarton( Book )
8 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 943 libraries worldwide
We Sat Smoking at a Table...Evening Music; A Light Left On; from Autumn Sonnets; The Snow Light; Moth in the Schoolroom; A Storm of Angels; from A Divorce of Lovers; The Swans; Der Abschied; In Time Like Air; Strangers; III Solitude; Return; Greeting: New Year's Eve, 1937; Where Dream Begins; Christmas Letter to a Psychiatrist, 1970; All Souls; A Hard Death; Burial; Of Grief; My Father's Death; Myself to Me; Winter Carol; Because What I Want Most Is Permanence; Gestalt at Sixty; On Being Given Time; Annunciation; These Were Her Nightly Journeys; Jonah; Humpty Dumpty; The Caged Bird; At Muzot
Faithful are the wounds by May Sarton( Book )
21 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in English and held by 929 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 Ulysses, a tale by May Sarton( Book )
25 editions published between 1963 and 1993 in English and German and held by 904 libraries worldwide
A woman vacationing on Santorini provides care for a maltreated donkey
The bridge of years; a novel by May Sarton( Book )
21 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in English and German and held by 873 libraries worldwide
A shower of summer days by May Sarton( Book )
23 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in English and held by 870 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
A grain of mustard seed : new poems by May Sarton( Book )
13 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 698 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
At seventy : a journal by May Sarton( Book )
12 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
May Sarton's honest and engrossing journal of her seventieth year, spent living and working on the Maine coast May Sarton's journals are a captivating look at a rich artistic life. In this, her ode to aging, she savors the daily pleasures of tending to her garden, caring for her dogs, and entertaining guests at her beloved Maine home by the sea. Her reminiscences are raw, and her observations are infused with the poetic candor for which Sarton-over the course of her decades-long career-became known. An enlightening glimpse into a time-the early 1980s-and an age, At Seventy is at once specifi
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Alternative Names
May Sarton American poet, novelist, and memoirist
May Sarton poetessa e scrittrice belga
May Sarton schrijfster uit België (1912-1995)
May Sarton US-amerikanische Romanschriftstellerin, Lyrikerin und Tagebuchautorin
Sarton, Eleanor May 1912-1995
Sarton, Eléanore Marie.
Sarton Éléanore Marie 1912-1995
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 (589)
German (14)
Dutch (13)
Chinese (5)
French (2)
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