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 May Sarton

May Sarton

Birth
Arrondissement Gent, East Flanders (Oost-Vlaanderen), Belgium
Death 16 Jul 1995 (aged 83)
York, York County, Maine, USA
Burial Nelson, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 1222 · View Source
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Poet, Novelist, Essayist, Journalist. Born in Wondelgem, Belgium to George Sarton, historian of science and Mabel Sarton, designer and an artist. The family moved to America when Sarton was four years old. Sarton first published poetry when she was still a teenager. As a young woman, she joined Eva Le Gallienne's Civic Repertory Theatre Company. Subsequently, she created her own theater company, which failed in the Great Depression. Sarton felt that this failure helped steer her toward a literary career. Encounter in April, her first book of poems, was published in 1937. Over forty more books in various genres followed.In the journals, Sarton sometimes examined her lesbian relationships. The late journals are the most open about her lesbianism. The subject, however, was central to her work throughout her career. For many years, she lived with Judith Matlack, and she remembered this relationship in Honey in the Hive (1988). Sarton wrote with great honesty and charm about this and other relationships as well. Work: Encounter in April (1937), The Single Hound (1938), Inner Landscape (1939), Bridge of Years (1946), The Undergound River (1947), The Lion and the Rose (1948), Shadow of a Man (1950), May SartonA Shower of Summer Days (1952), The Land of Silence (1953), Faithful Are the Wounds (1955), The Birth od a Grandfather (1957), In Time Like Air (1957), I Knew a Poenix (1959), Cloud, Stone, Sun, Vine (1961), The Small Room (1961), A Private Mythology (1965), Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing (1965), A Palant Dreaming Deep (1968), Kinds of Love (1970), As We Are Now(1973), Journey of a Solitude (1973), Collected Poems (1974), Crucial Conversations (1975), A World of Light (1976), The Hours by the Sea (1977), A Reckoning (1978), Recovering (1980), Anger (1982), At Seventy (1984), After the Stroke: a Journal (1988).

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for May Sarton (3 May 1912–16 Jul 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1222, citing Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .