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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.

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Other segments from the episode on January 18, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 18, 1991: Interview with May Sarton; Interview with Mercer Ellington; Commentary on jingoism during wartime.

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