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May Sarton

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22:51

Remembering May Sarton.

Writer May Sarton. She died of breast cancer on Sunday, July 16, 1995. For many readers, Sarton was a heroic figure for her decision to expose her lesbianism in the early 60s, long before society was tolerant of the gay life, and also for her decision to lead a life of solitude. The author of over 35 novels, books of poetry and essays, Sarton was probably best known for her journals, Recovering, and At Seventy. (REBROADCAST FROM 7/7/89).

21:53

May Sarton on Writing, Solitude, and Mythology

For many readers, Sarton is a heroic figure for her decision to expose her lesbianism in the early 60s, long before society was tolerant of the gay life. She has chosen to live a life of solitude. The author of over 35 novels, books of poetry and essays, Sarton is probably best known for her journals, Recovering, and At Seventy. Her most recent book of poems, The Silence Now, explores aging, AIDS, and world peace.

22:50

May Sarton Discusses Solitude and Mythology in Her Writing.

Writer May Sarton. For many readers, Sarton is a heroic figure for her decision to expose her lesbianism in the early 60s, long before it society was tolerant of the gay life, and also for her decision to lead a life of solitude. The author of over 35 novels, books of poetry and essays, Sarton is probably best known for her journals, "Recovering," and "At Seventy." Her most recent book of poems, "The Silence Now," explores themes from the solitude of the aging, to AIDS, to world peace. (Rebroadcast. Original date July 7, 1989).

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