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May Sarton : among the usual days : a portrait : unpublished poems, letters, journals, and photographs / selected and edited by Susan Sherman ; preface by May Sarton.

; Sherman, Susan (Susan Jean), 1939-
1st ed.. New York : Norton, [1993] .
ISBN 9780393034516, 0393034518

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Standard Title Works. Selections. 1993
Other Title Among the usual days.
Other Authors Sherman, Susan 1939-
Subjects Authors, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Diaries.
Authors, American.
Sarton, May, 1912-1995
Sarton, May, 1912-1995 -- Correspondence.
Sarton, May, 1912-1995 -- Diaries.
Description xxii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Copyright Date [1993]
©1993
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Still writing and growing in her early eighties, May Sarton long ago established a unique niche for herself in twentieth-century American literature: in numerous volumes of poetry, fiction, and personal journals she has created a body of work that is both artistically beautiful and comforting, while always testifying to the importance of courage and love in the survival of the perceptive individual. May Sarton: Among the Usual Days is a treasure trove of her unpublished writing, carefully selected by longtime friend Susan Sherman from almost seventy years of correspondence and journals stored in the New York Public Library's Berg Collection, in May Sarton's own files, and in other archives. Thematically arranged, these passages reflect the seasons of her flowering as writer, teacher, daughter, lover, friend, and fiercely independent thinker. Lavishly illustrated with previously unpublished photos of Sarton and her closest companions from her infancy to the present, in May Sarton: Among the Usual Days all of the great abiding themes of her craft recur and expand: her respect for poetic form, hunger for love, appreciation for the centrality of solitude, commitment to enduring friendship, unabashed relish for the natural world in all its aspects, and zeal in pursuit of honesty above all, no matter what the cost. Her canny eye and ear bring alive her encounters with such luminaries as Virginia Woolf, Eva Le Gallienne, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Elizabeth Bowen, Andre Malraux, Rebecca West, and Julian and Juliette Huxley. May Sarton: Among the Usual Days is finally a celebration, a cornucopia of earned wisdom and ardent candor that reveals over and again, in Sherman's words, the distinguished writer May Sarton's own "sacramentalization of the ordinary."
Genre Diaries.
Records and correspondence.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)25873031
(OCoLC)ocm25873031
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Sarton, May, 1912-1995.
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