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by May Sarton

  • Author: May Sarton
  • ISBN: 0393000699
  • ISBN13: 978-0393000696
  • ePub: 1883 kb | FB2: 1535 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Arts & Literature
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc; 7th ptg. edition (November 1981)
  • Pages: 287
  • Rating: 4.8/5
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The House by the Sea ePub download

FOR BEVERLY HALLAM and MARY-LEIGH SMART

FOR BEVERLY HALLAM and MARY-LEIGH SMART. WHEN I MOVED to this house by the sea in May of ’73 I had it in mind to keep a journal, to record the first impressions, the fresh imprint of a major change in my life, but for a year and a half the impulse to be silent and to live into this new place before speaking about it remained very strong. For months the sea was such a tranquilizer that I sometimes wondered whether I had made a fatal mistake and would never be able to write again.

When May Sarton uprooted her life after fifteen years in the refurbished New . An accomplished memoirist, Sarton came out as a lesbian in her 1965 book Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing

When May Sarton uprooted her life after fifteen years in the refurbished New Hampshire house with the garden she tended so lovingly, she relied solely on instinct. The house she chose by the sea in the Maine village of York is completely isolated except during the summer months. Surrounded by nothing but endless ocean, woods, and vast skies, Sarton experiences a rare sense of peace. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing.

In 1973, May Sarton moved from the inland New Hampshire home which had been the scene of the creative and inner life she so powerfully probed in both Plant Dreaming Deep and Journal of a Solitude

Oct 03, 2016 Rebecca rated it really liked it. Shelves: writers-and-writing, illness-and-death, memoirs. This is the sixth of Sarton’s journals I’ve read. It covers 1975–6, when she was 63–4 and in her second year in Maine. In 1973, May Sarton moved from the inland New Hampshire home which had been the scene of the creative and inner life she so powerfully probed in both Plant Dreaming Deep and Journal of a Solitude. She went then to a house on the seacoast of Maine. It was a place that was alone in all but a few months in summer, with the sea and the woods, and a wide sky ever present.

May Sarton (1912-1995) was an acclaimed poet, novelist, and memoirist. I especially enjoyed her descriptions of the birds, the flowers and the ocean.

It may be that quite simply the clearer air has achieved this miracle, that really blue sea yesterday. I woke at four and had a good long restful think about everything, until six, when I got up.

It may be that quite simply the clearer air has achieved this miracle, that really blue sea yesterday of the things I thought about was Lois Snow’s A Death with Dignity, When the Chinese Cam. remarkable document about Edgar Snow’s death of cancer of the pancreas and the way in which his Chinese friends, including Mao Tse-tung and Chou En-lai, helped in every conceivable way.

When May Sarton uprooted her life after fifteen years in the refurbished New Hampshire house with the garden .

When May Sarton uprooted her life after fifteen years in the refurbished New Hampshire house with the garden she tended so lovingly, she relied solely on instinct. And something told her it was time to move on. Accompanied by her wild cat, Bramble, and Tamas, a Shetland shepherd puppy-the first dog she ever owned-Sarton embarked on the next chapter of her life. Surrounded by nothing but endless ocean, woods, and vast skies, Sarton experiences a rare sense of peace

Sarton, May, 1912-1995.

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The House by the Sea. May Sarton. May Sarton charts her second act in Maine in this graceful elegy about life, love, work, and growing older When May Sarton uprooted her life after fifteen years in the refurbished New Hampshire house with the garden she tended so lovingly, she relied solely on instinct.

By her passing, May Sarton had written 53 books, including 19 novels, 17 books of poetry, 15 nonfiction works, 2 children's books, a play, and additional screenplays. The House by the Sea (1977). Recovering: A Journal (1980). Writings on Writing (1980). According to The Poetry Foundation, Sarton's style as defined by critics is "calm, cultured, and urbane.

May Sarton charts her second act in Maine in this graceful elegy about life, love, work, and growing older When May Sarton uprooted her life after fifteen years in the refurbished New Hampshire house with the garden she tended so lovingly, she relied solely on instinct

May Sarton charts her second act in Maine in this graceful elegy about life, love, work, and growing older When May Sarton uprooted her life after fifteen years in the refurbished New Hampshire house with the garden she tended so lovingly, she relied solely on instinct.

In 1973, May Sarton moved to a house on the seacoast of Maine. It was a place that was alone in all but a few months in the summer, with the sea and the woods, and a wide sky ever present. She discovered that what she has to give does not depend on others. This is her journal of that time. Photos.
TheSuspect
I think it would be impossible for me to read one of May Sarton's journals and not enjoy it. They all have a similar ambiance and put me into my comfort zone from the very first page. I love both the beauty of her surroundings and the depth of her feelings. However, I do prefer her journals in which she is confronting more personal demons. She is still relatively young in this journal--59--I believe when it opens. She develops more health issues as she ages. And, ironically, I, unlike many who dislike hearing her moaning and groaning about her aches and pains, find her medical issues interesting (and maybe this is because I'm nearing 70). This journal, in addition to the usual observations about nature and animals, contains more worldly observations. Also, she includes a long poem of hers from the past which was a few pages long. I'll admit that I am more interested in having her adhere to the journal form. If I wanted to read her poetry, I would order one of her poetry books. There was enough here to interest me because I have become very curious about May Sarton, but I think at times I was a bit frustrated with her choice of topics.
Burking
Surprised by the success of her first journal, A Journal of A Solitude, May Sarton followed it with this second journal. Not quite as interesting, but it contains the themes that will continue through her journals—her preoccupation with the weather, love of gardening, and the importance of her friends.

Leaving the small house she lived in, she moves to a three-story house along the coast of Maine.There she struggles with the challenge of trying to keep a garden in the severe weather and the coming and going of her friends.

She was a difficult person to know, but she was honest, and that comes through in her journals. It is an interesting journey, and I'm glad she shared it with us.
Mozel
Sarton is a novelist, a poet and a memoirist .... It is the last that i think she most excels. She moved to Maine at age 60 and kept this journal. It is a thoughtful, contemplative and exquisitely written narrative of growing old and living in solitude. It is a quick read, but every page can be read over and over so truthful are its insights
Fawrindhga
I chose this book only because I long to live by the sea. I did not know anything about the author which caused me to do a lot of research especially when she mentioned those who visited. I especially enjoyed her descriptions of the birds, the flowers and the ocean. Many of her descriptive phrases will stay with me.
Hunaya
Sarton achieved some interesting mixed results with this journal, which was intended as a journal of happiness. She positioned it as a counterweight to her book A Journal of a Solitude which was clearly, well, *not* about happiness.

I can see why some people find it irritating to read, although I never do. She contradicts herself frequently-- complains of how she never gets time to herself and then runs around the Eastern seaboard like a bandersnatch. She can be prey to muddled thinking and faulty logic and sounds as though she'd be a real pain to be around much of the time.

But still, it's inspirational to read as someone who wants to keep a journal. It's not a constantly ecstatic experience in the way that Annie Dillard can be or an idea journal in the vein of Walden, it's more like reading somebody fumbling through towards bigger ideas and willing to expose the joints and creaky bits in the process. There are moments of vision and transcendence, but also a lot of the petty crap that gets people down from day to day.

I like reading Sarton because she is so human. I feel like I miss her even though I never knew her, and reading her is like getting to know her-- in all her fulness as a flawed and talented human being.

I'd probably begin with A Journal of a Solitude, as I think it's the more complete work, but I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this as a follow-up.
Tyler Is Not Here
May Sarton is a journal expert. If you're a writer of journals, you can learn much for her books. She writes them with thoughts of publishing so the mundane moves quickly along. (I read in short bursts.)
Jeb
A favorite! For those familiar with the writings of May Sarton; and, for those unfamiliar with her - I recommend this book. If you want to "feel" the sea.
As with all I’ve read (Plant Dreaming Deep, I Knew a Phoenix, Journal of a Solitude), Sarton’s capture and rendering of emotional states is clear and vivid. She writes nature, weather, landscape, like no other.
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