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May Sarton (1912–1995)

Autor(a) de Journal of a Solitude

89+ Works 7,831 Membros 130 Reviews 37 Favorited

About the Author

May Sarton (1912-1995) is the author of more than fifty volumes of poetry collections, novels, and memoirs
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Obras de May Sarton

Journal of a Solitude (1973) 1,115 cópias
The Fur Person (1957) 661 cópias
As We Are Now (1973) 334 cópias
Plant Dreaming Deep (1968) 322 cópias
At Seventy: A Journal (1984) 304 cópias
The Small Room (1961) 295 cópias
The Magnificent Spinster (1985) 255 cópias
A Reckoning (1978) 238 cópias
Kinds of Love (1970) 219 cópias
Recovering: A Journal (1980) 167 cópias
After the Stroke: A Journal (1988) 150 cópias
At Eighty-Two: A Journal (1995) 143 cópias
Selected Poems of May Sarton (1978) 138 cópias
A Shower of Summer Days (1952) 137 cópias
Crucial Conversations (1975) 127 cópias
Anger (1982) 114 cópias
Faithful Are the Wounds (1955) 112 cópias
Letters From Maine (1984) 94 cópias
Joanna and Ulysses (1800) 83 cópias
The Poet and the Donkey (1969) 80 cópias
The Bridge of Years (1946) 75 cópias
Coming into Eighty: Poems (1656) 64 cópias
Collected Poems, 1930-1993 (1993) 58 cópias
Writings on Writing (1980) 56 cópias
May Sarton: A Self-Portrait (1955) 53 cópias
Shadow of a Man (1982) 49 cópias
The Birth of a Grandfather (1957) 49 cópias
The Single Hound (1991) 48 cópias
A Private Mythology: Poems (1966) 41 cópias
Collected Poems (1930-1973) (1974) 32 cópias
A Durable Fire: Poems (1972) 17 cópias
Inner Landscape: Poems (1939) 12 cópias
In Time Like Air: Poems (1958) 9 cópias
Encounter in April (2014) 8 cópias
Punch's Secret (1974) 8 cópias
The Lion and the Rose (1948) 8 cópias
A Walk Through the Woods (1976) 6 cópias
El señor peludo (2022) 5 cópias
Honey in the Hive (1988) 5 cópias
At Fifteen: A Journal (2002) 2 cópias
A Self Portrait 1 exemplar(es)
The Land of Silence 1 exemplar(es)
Vi prego, cercate di capire (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
Sarton, May Archive 1 exemplar(es)
My Sisters, O My Sisters 1 exemplar(es)
Now I Become Myself 1 exemplar(es)
The Design of a Novel 1 exemplar(es)
Small Joys 1 exemplar(es)
From May Sarton's Well 1 exemplar(es)
Forward into the Past 1 exemplar(es)
Dutch Interior {poem} 1 exemplar(es)
The Geese {poem} 1 exemplar(es)
A Guest {poem} 1 exemplar(es)
To Bid Us Still Rejoice 1 exemplar(es)
A Winter Garland 1 exemplar(es)
Sarton Selected (1980) 1 exemplar(es)
Diario a los setenta 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists (2000) — Contribuinte, algumas edições554 cópias
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Contribuinte — 372 cópias
180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (2005) — Contribuinte — 365 cópias
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Contribuinte — 298 cópias
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Contribuinte — 202 cópias
Poets of World War II (2003) — Contribuinte — 135 cópias
No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (1973) — Contribuinte — 124 cópias
Leading From Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead (2007) — Contribuinte — 102 cópias
Soul: An Archaeology--Readings from Socrates to Ray Charles (1994) — Contribuinte — 101 cópias
Poems Between Women (1997) — Contribuinte — 93 cópias
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
Autumn: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2004) — Contribuinte — 58 cópias
The Seasons of Women: An Anthology (1995) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
Family Treasury of Great Biographies Volume 11 (1971) — Autor — 14 cópias
The Analog Sea Review: Number Three (2020) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum



This is a simple, sweet novel that tells of a poet, his struggles with the muse, and a donkey named Whiffenpoof. Adding to the story are lovely little snapshot illustrations by Stefan Martin which help to bring Sarton's words to life.

It's an easy, lovely story, gorgeously written, and as calm and refreshing as a Sunday morning drive through the country, as if from another time.

Recommended for anyone interested.
whitewavedarling | outras 3 resenhas | May 13, 2024 |
I cannot possibly rate this book. It has nettled me; I have written pages of notes, partially copying down insightful passages and partially writing paragraphs trying to figure out why a particular passage strikes me as false or unearned. Of course the gender politics are...frustrating, at best, partially because the insight and the self-loathing (Sarton would not have recognized it as that, but) are so tied up together. Partially because, like Le Guin in The Left Hand of Darkness, Sarton wrote this novel at a time when the like, basic foundational language of feminism was very much still being invented, but Sarton seems less aware of the linguistic/culturally-accepted-reality gap she is trying to cross and encircle.
Everything sbout this novel partially, but. It certainly set things in motion in me.
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localgayangel | outras 11 resenhas | Mar 5, 2024 |
Het lijkt een eenvoudig boek met natuurbeschrijvingen en gedachten maar het is zeker iets om over na te denken. Het thema eenzaamheid: enerzijds belangrijk om productief te kunnen zijn en iets om naar te verlangen, anderzijds is er de behoefte aan relaties en het delen van ervaringen en gezelligheid.
elsmvst | outras 18 resenhas | Feb 7, 2024 |
The Fur Person is a short novella by poet/authoress May Sarton who tells about the stray cat that found it’s way into her home and her heart. Considering himself a Cat About Town, he has lived a fairly carefree life but he decides it is time to become a Gentleman Cat and find a home. He is most particular over his requirements but believes he has found the perfect home with the two ladies that take him in. Of course it wouldn’t be a May Sarton book without some poems, and our Gentleman Cat offers up some excellent rhymes.

Renamed Tom Jones he goes through a few stages where he is Terrible Jones, the fighter, then, after being fixed he becomes Gentle Cat, Cat of Peace, Glorious Jones and, finally Fur Person. This is an author who obviously knows and understands cats and above all, allows Tom Jones to maintain his dignity. The story is simple and charming being based on the life of Sarton’s cat, but avoids crossing over into become too sweet. The book has some lovely illustrations by David Canright and was originally published in 1957. It has withstood the test of time and will be greatly appreciated by those of us who have had the pleasure of having a cat in their life.
… (mais)
DeltaQueen50 | outras 22 resenhas | Feb 1, 2024 |



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