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Sarton, May 1912-1995

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Works: 545 works in 1,283 publications in 1 language and 61,624 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Diaries  Psychological fiction  Biography  Poetry  Domestic fiction  Records and correspondence  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Proofreader, Signer, Other, Performer
Classifications: PS3537.A832, B
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American poetry : the twentieth century by The Library of America( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,384 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 )
17 editions published between 1820 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,761 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 )
17 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,669 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 )
14 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 1,637 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 )
20 editions published between 1961 and 1996 in English and held by 1,565 libraries worldwide
Mrs. Stevens hears the mermaids singing; a novel by May Sarton( Book )
24 editions published between 1965 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,431 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.'"--BOOK JACKET
Kinds of love; a novel by May Sarton( Book )
15 editions published between 1970 and 1995 in English and held by 1,373 libraries worldwide
A novel about a small New Hampshire town called Willard offers interesting characters and events
Anger : a novel by May Sarton( Book )
15 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 1,323 libraries worldwide
Explores a marriage in which Anna is hurt by Ned's reserve and Ned is appalled by her tempestuous nature
The Fur Person by May Sarton( Book )
23 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and held by 1,256 libraries worldwide
Saga of Tom Jones, gentleman cat, and his successful search for the right home
The education of Harriet Hatfield : a novel by May Sarton( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,204 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 : a novel by May Sarton( Book )
16 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,174 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 )
7 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,103 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 )
10 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 1,019 libraries worldwide
Faithful are the wounds by May Sarton( Book )
16 editions published between 1955 and 1997 in English and held by 969 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
Coming into eighty : new poems by May Sarton( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 957 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 )
3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 951 libraries worldwide
Joanna and Ulysses, a tale by May Sarton( Book )
24 editions published between 1963 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 942 libraries worldwide
A woman vacationing on Santorini provides care for a maltreated donkey
The bridge of years; a novel by May Sarton( Book )
15 editions published between 1946 and 1997 in English and held by 906 libraries worldwide
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A shower of summer days by May Sarton( Book )
17 editions published between 1952 and 1995 in English and held by 896 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
Sarton selected : an anthology of the journals, novels, and poems of May Sarton by May Sarton( Book )
6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 877 libraries worldwide
An anthology of the best works of Mary Sarton. Includes her novels, journals, and poetry
 
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Alternative Names
Sarton, Eleanor May, 1912-1995
Sarton, Eléanore Marie.
Sarton, Eléanore Marie, 1912-1995
サートン, メイ
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