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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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Other segments from the episode on October 23, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 23, 1989: Interview with May Sarton; Review of Eddie Condon's album "Dixieland Jam"; Interview with Frans Brüggen; Review of the television programs "The Hollywood…

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