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At Eighty Two

Author : May Sarton
ISBN : 039331622X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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For the many thousands of fans who have been nourished by May Sarton's words over the years, this last journal by the beloved Maine poet/writer will be very special. May Sarton died on July 16, 1995, just a few months after she finished this pilgrimage through her 82nd year. Over the two decades since she published Journal of a Solitude, Sarton's journals have been eagerly awaited, markers of daily events, feelings, and responses to the world around her house-by-the-sea. In this last journal, Sarton continues to adjust to the feeling that she is a stranger in the land of old age. And though her struggles and daily setbacks continue, there is an optimistic, musing tone as she contemplates this unique time in a person's life.

The Journals Of May Sarton Volume One

Author : May Sarton
ISBN : 9781504047500
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Now in one volume: Three exquisite meditations on nature, healing, and the pleasures of the solitary life from a New York Times–bestselling author. In a long life spent recording her personal observations, poet, novelist, and memoirist May Sarton redefined the journal as a literary form. This extraordinary volume collects three of her most beloved works. Journal of a Solitude: Sarton’s bestselling memoir chronicles a solitary year spent at the house she bought and renovated in the quiet village of Nelson, New Hampshire. Her revealing insights are a moving and profound reflection on creativity, oneness with nature, and the courage it takes to be alone. Plant Dreaming Deep: Sarton’s intensely personal account of how she transformed a dilapidated eighteenth-century farmhouse into a home is a loving, beautifully crafted memoir illuminated by themes of friendship, love, nature, and the struggles of the creative life. Recovering: In this affecting diary of one year’s hardships and healing, Sarton focuses on her sixty-sixth year, which was marked by the turmoil of a mastectomy, the end of a treasured relationship, and the loneliness that visits a life of chosen solitude. By turns uplifting, cathartic, and revelatory, Sarton’s journals still strike a chord in the hearts of contemporary readers. Through them, in the words of the Los Angeles Times, “we are able to see our own experiences reflected in hers and we are enriched.”

The Creative Crone

Author : Sylvia Henneberg
ISBN : 9780826218612
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Too often the elderly suffer “death by invisibility” long before their physical demise, but what can we learn from creative individuals when they grow old? This book examines the work of two major contemporary women poets to show how they confront aging in a deliberate and constructive way. Sylvia Henneberg reveals how May Sarton and Adrienne Rich have critically evaluated and embraced their roles as elder poets and “creative crones”—and in doing so offer a powerful resistance to age discrimination. The Creative Crone highlights new dimensions in the works of both writers: one deeply engaged with aging but often overlooked by scholars, the other a prominent poet and feminist but not generally thought of in the context of aging. Henneberg shows how these writers offer radically different but richly complementary strategies for breaking the silence surrounding age. Rich provides an approach to aging so strongly intertwined with other political issues that its complexity may keep us from immediately identifying age as one of her chief concerns. On the other hand, Sarton's direct treatment of aging sensitizes us to its importance and helps us see its significance in such writings as Rich's. Meanwhile, Rich's efforts to politicize age create stimulating contexts for Sarton's work. Henneberg explores elements of these writers' individual poems that develop themes of aging, including imagery and symbol, the construction of a persona, and the uses of rhythms to reinforce the themes. She also includes analyses of their fiction and nonfiction works and draws ideas from age studies by scholars such as Margaret Morganroth Gullette, Kathleen Woodward, and Thomas Cole.The lasting impression of these poets is that any evaluation of their writings—and any serious study of personal or political identity —will benefit from including a critique of aging. Together, Sarton and Rich establish a literary symbiosis that suggests strategies for reassessing and radicalizing our notions about aging, senescence, and literature. This new perspective on their work shows that creative and crone are far from mutually exclusive; considered in tandem, they renew the discourse on late-life creativity.

How To Keep A Spiritual Journal

Author : Ron Klug
ISBN : 9781451417722
Genre : Religion
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A comprehensive handbook for starting-and keeping-a spiritual journal.

Women S Studies Encyclopedia

Author : Helen Tierney
ISBN : 0313310718
Genre : Feminism
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A multidisciplinary reference on the collective experiences of women. Prepared by 425 scholars from all disciplines, features 701 alphabetically listed entries, coverage of 1,250 historical figures, analysis of women and society and culture throughout history, cross-references, and bibliography.

The Longman Anthology Of Women S Literature

Author : Mary K. DeShazer
ISBN : 032101006X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Offering readers key women's writings from the eighth century to the present, this global and multicultural anthology includes selections written in English by women from Great Britain and the U.S. as well as Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Croatia, Ghana, India, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa. Organized thematically, the anthology emphasizes five important topics for women writers finding a voice, writing the body, rethinking the maternal, identity and difference, and resistance and transformation. Pivotal works of feminist theory by Woolf, Cixous, Showalter, hooks, Trinh, and others are also included. For those interested in women's literature.

That Great Sanity

Author : Susan Swartzlander
ISBN : 0472083236
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This collection of original essays represents the first book-length consideration of May Sarton's contributions to American literature and culture. In the course of her long and prolific career, Sarton has published nearly fifty books, yet has largely been ignored by book reviewers and others in the critical establishment. Although she is primarily known as a novelist and poet, it is probably her journals (including At Seventy, House by the Sea, Journal of a Solitude, Recovering) that have received the most praise and are responsible for Sarton's position as an increasingly important cultural figure, especially among women readers of the last two decades. As Carolyn Heilbrun observed in her book Writing a Woman's Life, May Sarton's fame at age seventy-five was greater than it had ever been. The twelve essays in That Great Sanity work together to provide theoretical and critical contexts that make possible a more judicious assessment of Sarton's achievement than has been available previously. Maureen McCarthy's introduction traces the history of Sarton criticism over the past fifty years, including the recent surge of interest in her work. Also included in the volume is a selection of letters representing the remarkable correspondence between the young May Sarton and the woman she considered her mentor, poet Louise Bogan. Nancy Weyant's bibliography of Sarton criticism brings previous bibliographies up to date. The remaining essays provide a variety of perspectives, including feminist, literary/historical, reader-response, lesbian, and archetypal, that reveal Sarton's very significant contributions to contemporary literature and culture.

Our Present Their Future

Author : Barb Dixon
ISBN : 0774403802
Genre : History
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Cyclopedia Of World Authors Ii

Author : Frank Northen Magill
ISBN : 0893565164
Genre : Authors
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Diaries And Journals Of Literary Women From Fanny Burney To Virginia Woolf

Author : Judy Simons
ISBN : UOM:39015018339658
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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