Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing

Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing

by May Sarton


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Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing by May Sarton

“The plot of this short novel is deceptively simple, the mood subtle, the feeling intense. And the music of Miss Sarton’s prose leaves compelling echoes in one’s mind.” —New York Times Book Review
May Sarton's ninth novel explores a woman's struggle to reconcile the claims of life and art, to transmute passion and 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393309294
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 04/17/1975
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

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

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