At Seventy

At Seventy

by May Sarton
     
 

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"Prolific poet and novelist, author of six nonfiction books and heaped with academic honors, Sarton has fashioned her journals, ‘sonatas’ as she calls them, into a distinctive literary form: relaxed yet shapely, a silky weave of reflection, sensuous observation and record of her daily round, with the reader made companion to her inmost thoughts. . .

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"Prolific poet and novelist, author of six nonfiction books and heaped with academic honors, Sarton has fashioned her journals, ‘sonatas’ as she calls them, into a distinctive literary form: relaxed yet shapely, a silky weave of reflection, sensuous observation and record of her daily round, with the reader made companion to her inmost thoughts. . . . It’s a book rich in warmth, perceptiveness and reassurance.” —Publishers Weekly
May Sarton—poet, novelist, and chronicler—occupies a special place in American letters. This new journal chronicles the year that began on May 3, 1982, her seventieth birthday. At her home in Maine, she savors “the experience of being alive in this beautiful place,” reflecting on nature, friends, and work. “Why is it good to be old?” she was asked at one of her lectures. “Because,” she said, “I am more myself than I have ever been.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393310306
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/1993
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
468,179
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

May Sarton (1912-1995) was an acclaimed poet, novelist, and memoirist.

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