The Resource Mrs. Stevens hears the mermaids singing : a novel, by May Sarton

Mrs. Stevens hears the mermaids singing : a novel, by May Sarton

Label
Mrs. Stevens hears the mermaids singing : a novel
Title
Mrs. Stevens hears the mermaids singing
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by May Sarton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tells the story of Hilary Stevens, a 70-year old poet and novelist who lives in a house by the sea with her cat, Sirenica. When a two-person team comes to interview her, she reflects on her life, love affairs, and literary career ... a fascinating fictional portrait of a woman writer coming to terms with the terminus of her life and the art she has produced. [We] hear the characters discuss the novels and poetry books written by herr; the book has an almost Borgesian flavor in parts as this imaginary oeuvre is explored. Sarton also explores sexual and romantic love in its various permutations: male-male, female-male, anon her life, love affairs, and literary career. Sarton deals with a number of compelling issues in this book: the tension between female creativity and procreativity; women's mental health; the fickle fortunes of the literary world; and the impact of a book's reception on its author. Sarton has a satiric touch in her look at the literary/publishing establishment, a gentle touch in her look at human relations. And throughout there are some nice touches, like details about Hilary's work in her garden. Overall, a solid achievement from an impressively prolific writer
Cataloging source
IFA
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1912-1995
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Sarton, May
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ3.S249
Literary form
fiction
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  • Older women
  • Women authors
  • Lesbians
  • Gay men
  • Romance fiction
  • Gay men
  • Lesbians
  • Romance fiction
  • Older women
  • Women authors
Label
Mrs. Stevens hears the mermaids singing : a novel, by May Sarton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • First edition
  • Bound in black paper boards; tan cloth shelfback, stamped in green and orange. Dust jacket
  • Inscribed by the author
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
220 pages
Lccn
65018116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)12877971
Label
Mrs. Stevens hears the mermaids singing : a novel, by May Sarton
Publication
Note
  • First edition
  • Bound in black paper boards; tan cloth shelfback, stamped in green and orange. Dust jacket
  • Inscribed by the author
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
220 pages
Lccn
65018116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)12877971

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