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Towards the end of her life there was general interest in May Sarton's career, her art form and her place in literature. Marital Simpson and Martha Wheelock interviewed May Sarton for a film "World Of Light: A Portrait of May Sarton," for posterity and this book is the transcript of that film. In the book it is possible to read May Sarton's comments on her poetry and to read the actual poems.
The review of this Book prepared by Lynn Bradshaw








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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   writer Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American Unusual characteristics:    -   Genius

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A few 1-5 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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