Book Review: Journal of a Solitude by May Sarton

Title: Journal of a Solitude
Author: May Sarton
Year Published: 1973
Genre: Memoir, Journal
Format: Paperback
Source: I purchased this book

Journal of a Solitude is an account of a year in the life of May Sarton in the early 1970’s. It is an interesting journey into the mind and soul of a writer and poet.

Sarton was a difficult person, and subjects to bouts of intense anger and dark depression. She still managed to be amazingly prolific, however.

Sarton describes country living in New Hampshire, her attitude toward her career, and her interactions with the people around her.

It is ostensibly a very personal journal, but it is obvious that Sarton seemed to view anything she wrote as eventually publishable. If you are interested in writing or reading about the life of a creative person, you may be interested in this book.

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