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Journal of a Solitude by May Sarton (1973) – a review

Journal of a Solitude (1973) is May Sarton’s record of a year spent quietly observing her inner world and the natural world around her. In this record of her sixtieth year, she writes with candor about her self, and shares insightful observations about her home, garden, and seasons, as well as books and ideas in her daily life in New Hampshire.

The reader shares a creative and spiritual journey of a talented writer who was occasionally frustrated by the trajectory of her career. The book begins:

“I am here alone for the first time in weeks to take up my ‘real’ life again at last. That is what is strange—that friends, even passionate love, are not my real life, unless there is time alone in which to explore what is happening or what has happened … Read More→


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