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Sarton, May 1912-1995

Works: 560 works in 1,558 publications in 4 languages and 63,630 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Diaries  Psychological fiction  Biography  Poetry  Domestic fiction  Records and correspondence  Autobiographies  Pastoral fiction  Biographies 
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 )
25 editions published between 1820 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,648 libraries worldwide
An old woman, placed in a country nursing home by her brother, struggles to maintain her sanity and dignity by expressing her thoughts in a notebook
A reckoning : a novel by May Sarton( Book )
23 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,519 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 1,477 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 1,473 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
Mrs. Stevens hears the mermaids singing : a novel by May Sarton( Book )
35 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 4 languages 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 Fur Person by May Sarton( Book )
38 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,388 libraries worldwide
Saga of Tom Jones, gentleman cat, and his successful search for the right home
Kinds of love; a novel by May Sarton( Book )
19 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 1,277 libraries worldwide
A novel about a small New Hampshire town called Willard offers interesting characters and events
The education of Harriet Hatfield : a novel by May Sarton( Book )
15 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 1,108 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 )
8 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,054 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 943 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 928 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 923 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 919 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 854 libraries worldwide
The Irish estate home Dene’s Court has been empty for years—its icy visage, shuttered windows, and overgrown tennis court are a burden for its caretakers and a curiosity for the nearby townspeople. And so the announcement that Violet Dene Gordon and her husband, Charles, are on their way back from British Burma to settle in the long-dormant estate sends a ripple of excitement through the sleepy village. For Violet, Dene’s Court stands as a monument to her childhood, but lingering doubts remain about whether she and Charles will be happy there. Adding complexity to the arrangement is the arrival of Violet’s American niece, a college student named Sally who has been sent by her mother in an effort to put an ocean between the impetuous young woman and the object of her affection, an actor. Anxiety, tempers, and long-buried emotions flare as the estate’s new residents search for a sense of belonging and peace between its hallowed and serene walls
The bridge of years; a novel by May Sarton( Book )
25 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 835 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 685 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
After the stroke : a journal by May Sarton( Book )
11 editions published between 195 and 2015 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Dagboek van May Sarton dat zij bijhield nadat zij in haar 73ste levensjaar werd getroffen door een beroerte
At seventy : a journal by May Sarton( Book )
12 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 29 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 specific and universal, providing a unique window into septuagenarian life that readers of all generations will enjoy. At times mournful and at others hopeful, this is a beautiful memoir of the year in which Sarton, looking back on it all, could proclaim,?I am more myself than I have ever been.?<br clear="all."
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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 (591)
Dutch (13)
German (6)
French (2)
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