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Journal of a Solitude - May Sarton
Journal of a Solitude
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In this, her bestselling journal, May Sarton writes with keen observation and emotional courage of both inner and outer worlds: a garden, the seasons, daily life in New Hampshire, books, people, ideas—and throughout everything, her spiritual and artistic journey."I am here alone for the first... show more
In this, her bestselling journal, May Sarton writes with keen observation and emotional courage of both inner and outer worlds: a garden, the seasons, daily life in New Hampshire, books, people, ideas—and throughout everything, her spiritual and artistic journey."I am here alone for the first time in weeks," May Sarton begins this book, "to take up my 'real' life again at last. That is what is strange—that friends, even passionate love,are not my real life, unless there is time alone in which to explore what is happening or what has happened." In this journal, she says, "I hope to break through into the rough, rocky depths,to the matrix itself. There is violence there and anger never resolved. My need to be alone is balanced against my fear of what will happen when suddenly I enter the huge empty silence if I cannot find support there." In this book, we are closer to the marrow than ever before in May Sarton's writing.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780393309287 (0393309282)
ASIN: 0393309282
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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She wrote & lived with dignity. That's what I admire most on this book. It's so easy for journal/memoir writing to go down the self pity, rage and anger way; some of my own journal writing will be a perfect examples of it; also Joan Didion's [b:Blue Nights|10252302|Blue Nights|Joan Didion|http://d20...
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3.0 Journal of a Solitude
I had been so looking forward to this book, but I was the tiniest bit disappointed in it. Seemed to be a lot of whining...just like me....
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4.0 Journal of a Solitude
May Sarton is getting on in her years and living with her choices to live a mostly solitary existence and write. Her reflections on her work, art, and her garden are more than enough to make me want to go out and find the other things she has written.
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