Writings on Writing by May Sarton

Writings on Writing by May Sarton. 1980 Puckerbrush Press, revised edition, eighth printing, 72 pages. A collection of essays and talks the prolific poet, novelist, and memoirist Sarton wrote on the difficulties of writing, including "The Design of a Novel" and "The Writing of a Poem." Sarton had a seventy-year writing career. She came out as a lesbian in the sixties, losing jobs because of it and was passed over by critics at the time. She was a hero to feminists and gained a large following through word of mouth and the power of her voice.

Condition: Good, browning to wraps, paperclip stain, pencil markings in the Poem essay.

"Of course, one of the springs of poetry is our strained relations with our own immediate past, the warring nations within the self; then the poem itself becomes a device by means of which this electric charge discharges itself."

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