|Plot Summary 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. "
Lynn Bradshaw, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Self-Portrait|
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Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- long lived adults
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Genius (really!)
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
- 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
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May Sarton Resident Scholar Profiles|
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