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May Sarton (1912–1995)

Forfatter af Journal of a Solitude

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May Sarton (1912-1995) is the author of more than fifty volumes of poetry collections, novels, and memoirs
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Værker af May Sarton

Journal of a Solitude (1973) 1,097 eksemplarer
The Fur Person (1957) 649 eksemplarer
The House by the Sea: A Journal (1977) 422 eksemplarer
As We Are Now (1973) 329 eksemplarer
Plant Dreaming Deep (1968) 320 eksemplarer
At Seventy: A Journal (1984) 302 eksemplarer
The Small Room (1961) 295 eksemplarer
The Education of Harriet Hatfield (1989) 295 eksemplarer
The Magnificent Spinster (1985) 254 eksemplarer
A Reckoning (1978) 234 eksemplarer
Kinds of Love (1970) 218 eksemplarer
Recovering: A Journal (1980) 166 eksemplarer
After the Stroke: A Journal (1988) 150 eksemplarer
At Eighty-Two: A Journal (1995) 143 eksemplarer
A Shower of Summer Days (1952) 137 eksemplarer
Selected Poems of May Sarton (1978) 136 eksemplarer
Crucial Conversations (1975) 127 eksemplarer
Faithful Are the Wounds (1955) 113 eksemplarer
Anger (1982) 112 eksemplarer
Letters From Maine (1984) 94 eksemplarer
Joanna and Ulysses (1800) 82 eksemplarer
The Poet and the Donkey (1969) 78 eksemplarer
The Bridge of Years (1946) 75 eksemplarer
Halfway to Silence: New Poems (1980) 75 eksemplarer
A Grain of Mustard Seed: New Poems (1971) 63 eksemplarer
Coming into Eighty: Poems (1656) 62 eksemplarer
Collected Poems, 1930-1993 (1993) 56 eksemplarer
Writings on Writing (1980) 55 eksemplarer
May Sarton: A Self-Portrait (1955) 54 eksemplarer
Shadow of a Man (1982) 49 eksemplarer
The Birth of a Grandfather (1957) 49 eksemplarer
The Single Hound (1991) 48 eksemplarer
A Private Mythology: Poems (1966) 42 eksemplarer
Collected Poems (1930-1973) (1974) 32 eksemplarer
A Durable Fire: Poems (1972) 17 eksemplarer
Inner Landscape: Poems (1939) 12 eksemplarer
In Time Like Air: Poems (1958) 10 eksemplarer
Punch's Secret (1974) 8 eksemplarer
The Lion and the Rose (1948) 8 eksemplarer
Encounter in April (2014) 8 eksemplarer
A Walk Through the Woods (1976) 6 eksemplarer
Honey in the Hive (1988) 5 eksemplarer
El señor peludo (2022) 5 eksemplarer
May Sarton Reading Her Poetry (1996) 3 eksemplarer
La casa junto al mar (2023) 2 eksemplarer
At Fifteen: A Journal (2002) 2 eksemplarer
Small Joys 1 eksemplar
The Land of Silence 1 eksemplar
Vi prego, cercate di capire (2019) 1 eksemplar
Sarton, May Archive 1 eksemplar
Now I Become Myself 1 eksemplar
A Self Portrait 1 eksemplar
The Geese {poem} 1 eksemplar
A Guest {poem} 1 eksemplar
A Winter Garland 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists (2000) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver548 eksemplarer
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Bidragyder — 369 eksemplarer
180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (2005) — Bidragyder — 362 eksemplarer
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Bidragyder — 297 eksemplarer
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Bidragyder — 201 eksemplarer
Poets of World War II (2003) — Bidragyder — 133 eksemplarer
No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (1973) — Bidragyder — 122 eksemplarer
Soul: An Archaeology--Readings from Socrates to Ray Charles (1994) — Bidragyder — 101 eksemplarer
Leading From Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead (2007) — Bidragyder — 100 eksemplarer
Poems Between Women (1997) — Bidragyder — 91 eksemplarer
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Bidragyder — 68 eksemplarer
Autumn: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2004) — Bidragyder — 57 eksemplarer
The Seasons of Women: An Anthology (1995) — Bidragyder — 46 eksemplarer
Masquerade: Queer Poetry in America to the End of World War II (2004) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer
Family Treasury of Great Biographies Volume 11 (1971) — Forfatter — 14 eksemplarer
The Analog Sea Review: Number Three (2020) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer

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Het lijkt een eenvoudig boek met natuurbeschrijvingen en gedachten maar het is zeker iets om over na te denken. Het thema eenzaamheid: enerzijds belangrijk om productief te kunnen zijn en iets om naar te verlangen, anderzijds is er de behoefte aan relaties en het delen van ervaringen en gezelligheid.
elsmvst | 18 andre anmeldelser | Feb 7, 2024 |
The Fur Person is a short novella by poet/authoress May Sarton who tells about the stray cat that found it’s way into her home and her heart. Considering himself a Cat About Town, he has lived a fairly carefree life but he decides it is time to become a Gentleman Cat and find a home. He is most particular over his requirements but believes he has found the perfect home with the two ladies that take him in. Of course it wouldn’t be a May Sarton book without some poems, and our Gentleman Cat offers up some excellent rhymes.

Renamed Tom Jones he goes through a few stages where he is Terrible Jones, the fighter, then, after being fixed he becomes Gentle Cat, Cat of Peace, Glorious Jones and, finally Fur Person. This is an author who obviously knows and understands cats and above all, allows Tom Jones to maintain his dignity. The story is simple and charming being based on the life of Sarton’s cat, but avoids crossing over into become too sweet. The book has some lovely illustrations by David Canright and was originally published in 1957. It has withstood the test of time and will be greatly appreciated by those of us who have had the pleasure of having a cat in their life.
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DeltaQueen50 | 22 andre anmeldelser | Feb 1, 2024 |
This book was recommended to me by a client who struggles with needing solitude as much as I do -- yet also fears the inevitable loneliness that comes with it. I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked up JOURNAL OF A SOLITUDE. I don't typically read books written nearly 5 decades ago. Still, I love getting glimpses into people's journals and understanding their innermost, intimate thoughts.

I loved Sarton's observations on women, creativity, and the need for solitude. Those passages touched me deeply, and I found myself taking notes and lamenting how little has changed in 50 years. However, I was bored by Sarton's obsession with flowers, gardening, and the birds in her backyard.

I've seen some criticism that calls Sarton self-absorbed, but we ARE reading a journal here. I think people who bemoan her focus on introspection forget that self-exploration is exactly what journaling is for. This is true even when someone writes a journal with the ultimate intent to publish it (as Sarton admitted in a later interview). Overall, this was a quick, easy read with some gut-wrenching observations sprinkled in among a love letter to nature.
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Elizabeth_Cooper | 18 andre anmeldelser | Oct 27, 2023 |
Kim.Sasso | 18 andre anmeldelser | Aug 27, 2023 |



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