A Self-Portrait Book Summary and Study Guide

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of A Self-Portrait

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.
Click here to see the rest of this review

The review of this Book prepared by Lynn Bradshaw

Chapter Analysis of A Self-Portrait

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

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


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

Books with storylines, themes & endings like A Self-Portrait

May Sarton Books Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian