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The Resource May Sarton : a biography, Margot Peters

May Sarton : a biography, Margot Peters

Label
May Sarton : a biography
Title
May Sarton
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Margot Peters
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The first biography of May Sarton: a brilliant revelation of the life and work of a literary figure who influenced her thousands of readers not only by her novels and poetry; but by her life and her writings about it. May Sarton's career stretched from 1930 (early sonnets published in Poetry magazine) to 1995 (her journal At Eighty-Two). She wrote more than twenty novels, and twenty-five books of poems and journals. The acclaimed biographer Margot Peters was given full access to Sarton's letters, journals, and notes, and during five years of research came to know Sarton herself - the complex woman and artist. She gives us a compelling portrait of Sarton the actress, the poet, the novelist, the feminist, the writer who struggled for literary acceptance. She shows us, beneath Sarton's exhilarating, irresistible spirit, the needy courtier and seducer, the woman whose creativity was propelled by the psychic drama she created in others
  • This volume is a biography of American poet, novelist, and memoirist May Sarton (1912-1995). Sarton's best and most enduring works probably lies in her journals and memoirs. In these fragile, rambling and honest accounts of her solitary life, Sarton deals with such issues as aging, isolation, solitude, friendship, love and relationships, lesbianism, self-doubt, success and failure, envy, gratitude for life's simple pleasures, love of nature (particularly of flowers), spirituality and, importantly, the constant struggles of a creative life. This work traces Sarton's compulsive quest for recognition and artistic inspiration that would characterize most of her life. Readers witness her at age nineteen as she chooses a life in the theater, only to discover later her real passion: writing. As her literary career takes shape, Sarton still struggles for personal and professional acceptance as noted by her intense relationships with such friends as Muriel Rukeyser and Louise Bogan, and her secret turmoil over her sexuality. But ultimately, readers see Sarton begin to create in her works the image of a strong, independent woman who lived peacefully with solitude -- an image that often contradicted the reality of her life
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peters, Margot
Dewey number
  • 811/.52
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3537.A832
LC item number
Z83 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, American
  • Feminists
  • Lesbians
  • Women authors, American
  • Sarton, May
Label
May Sarton : a biography, Margot Peters
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-458) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wondelgem : 1911-1914 -- Refugees : 1914-1919 -- Two worlds : 1919-1925 -- "That lyric time" : 1925-1929 -- Searching : 1929-1930 -- Finding : 1931-1932 -- Disaster : 1932-1935 -- The poet : 1935-1937 -- The novelist : 1937-1939 -- My America : 1940-1944 -- Judy : 1945-1947 -- Cast out : 1947-1948 -- Loss : 1949-1950 -- New novels, new poems, new lovers : 1951-1955 -- "No longer child" : 1956-1958 -- Nelson : 1958-1960 -- Wellesley : 1960-1968 -- Mrs. Stevens dreams deep : 1965-1968 -- "Time of burning" : 1968-1970 -- Chaos : 1970-1972 -- Guru : 1973-1975 -- Poetry again : 1976-1978 -- Intimations of mortality : 1978-1982 -- Last muse : 1982-1984 -- Guardian angel : 1985-1990 -- Dying, and beyond : 1991-1995
Control code
34912743
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 474 pages
Isbn
9780679415213
Lccn
96025557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
May Sarton : a biography, Margot Peters
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-458) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wondelgem : 1911-1914 -- Refugees : 1914-1919 -- Two worlds : 1919-1925 -- "That lyric time" : 1925-1929 -- Searching : 1929-1930 -- Finding : 1931-1932 -- Disaster : 1932-1935 -- The poet : 1935-1937 -- The novelist : 1937-1939 -- My America : 1940-1944 -- Judy : 1945-1947 -- Cast out : 1947-1948 -- Loss : 1949-1950 -- New novels, new poems, new lovers : 1951-1955 -- "No longer child" : 1956-1958 -- Nelson : 1958-1960 -- Wellesley : 1960-1968 -- Mrs. Stevens dreams deep : 1965-1968 -- "Time of burning" : 1968-1970 -- Chaos : 1970-1972 -- Guru : 1973-1975 -- Poetry again : 1976-1978 -- Intimations of mortality : 1978-1982 -- Last muse : 1982-1984 -- Guardian angel : 1985-1990 -- Dying, and beyond : 1991-1995
Control code
34912743
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 474 pages
Isbn
9780679415213
Lccn
96025557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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