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Collected Poems, 1930-1993
     

Collected Poems, 1930-1993

by May Sarton
 

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A collection of poetry by the author of Endgame: A Journal of the Seventy-ninth Year and Among the Usual Days celebrates sixty years of creative output with poems culled from Sarton's thirteen previous books.
Lucid, ardent, and contemplative, May Sarton is one of America's best-loved writers. This comprehensive collection - the first in twenty years -

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A collection of poetry by the author of Endgame: A Journal of the Seventy-ninth Year and Among the Usual Days celebrates sixty years of creative output with poems culled from Sarton's thirteen previous books.
Lucid, ardent, and contemplative, May Sarton is one of America's best-loved writers. This comprehensive collection - the first in twenty years - celebrates six decades of bold imagination and fifteen books of poetry, the creative output of a lifetime. Arranged chronologically, these poems reveal the full breadth of Sarton's creative vision. Themes include the search for an inward order, her passions, the natural world, self-knowledge, and, in her latest poems, the trials of old age. Moving through Sarton's work, we see her at ease in both traditional forms and free verse, finding inspiration in snow over a dark sea, a cat's footfall on the stairs, an unexpected love affair. Here is the creative process itself, its sources, demands, and joys - a handbook of the modern poetic psyche.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393034936
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/17/1993
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

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

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