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Sarton, May 1912-1995

Works: 523 works in 1,386 publications in 8 languages and 64,118 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Diaries  Psychological fiction  Biography  Poetry  Domestic fiction  Records and correspondence  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Proofreader, Signer, Other, Performer
Classifications: PS3537.A832, 813.52
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American poetry : the twentieth century by Randall Stewart( 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 )
23 editions published between 1820 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,848 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 1,747 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 )
17 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 1,680 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 )
23 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and held by 1,620 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 )
31 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,518 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
The Fur Person by May Sarton( Book )
32 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,480 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 )
17 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 1,433 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 1,363 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 1,277 libraries worldwide
After her lover of thirty years dies, a Boston woman opens a bookstore for her neighborhood, an endeavor that forces her to confront her past while she rebuilds her future Over the course of their thirty-year relationship, Vicky and Harriet fell into a predictable cadence: Vicky took the lead while Harriet was content to follow. When Vicky dies, Harriet is lost and in search of an identity that was subsumed by that of her partner for three decades. Lying awake in bed one evening, Harriet has an idea—a women’s bookstore for the residents of her blue-collar Boston neighborhood, where people can gather, talk, and buy great books. Using her inheritance from Vicky, Harriet begins her next great adventure, opening not only the store but also herself to whatever may come. But while some in the community thrill at the idea of her bookstore, others attack—using graffiti and hate mail to express their prejudice against what they perceive to be an invasion of their neighborhood by “filthy gay men and lesbians.” Against this newfound scrutiny and intolerance, Harriet must come to terms not only with the world her privilege had insulated her from, but with what it means to go without fear of labels or discrimination in pursuit of a fuller life. This ebook features an extended biography of May Sarton
Crucial conversations : a novel by May Sarton( Book )
19 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,232 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 )
9 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,120 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 )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,114 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 )
12 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 1,025 libraries worldwide
The bridge of years; a novel by May Sarton( Book )
16 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in English and held by 982 libraries worldwide
May Sarton's celebrated novel of family, philosophy, and survival, set between the two great wars that cleaved Europe in two In the wake of the First World War, life for the Duchesnes goes on almost as it always has. Situated near a vegetable garden, an orchard, and rolling green pastures, their Belgian estate is one of the few that escaped dereliction in the difficult preceding years. The garden is Mélanie Duchesne's lifeblood-a boost to her seemingly unending well of vitality. The introspective Paul finds his refuge in writing, his most deeply held ambition. But as the years pass, Paul's b
A shower of summer days by May Sarton( Book )
20 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in English and held by 970 libraries worldwide
"May Sarton ranks with the very best of our distinguished novelists. A Shower of Summer Days establishes once and for all her unmistakable authority." -The New York Times 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 C
Selected poems of May Sarton by May Sarton( Book )
6 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 957 libraries worldwide
Faithful are the wounds by May Sarton( Book )
17 editions published between 1955 and 1997 in English and held by 953 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 )
23 editions published between 1963 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 936 libraries worldwide
A woman vacationing on Santorini provides care for a maltreated donkey
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 873 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 Éléanore Marie 1912-1995
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English (540)
Japanese (12)
Dutch (6)
Chinese (5)
German (4)
French (2)
Portuguese (1)
Korean (1)
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