May Sarton

May Sarton’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday) May 3, 1912

Death Date July 16, 1995

Age of Death 83 years

Cause of Death Breast Cancer

Place of Death York, Maine, United States

Profession Non-fiction Author

The non-fiction author May Sarton died at the age of 83. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

A Belgian-American novelist, poet, and memoirist, she is best known for such non-fiction works as Plant Dreaming Deep and Journal of a Solitude. Her novels include Shadow of a Man and Faithful are the Wounds; some of her most notable poetry collections are Halfway to Silence and A Durable Fire.

She attended Cambridge High and Latin School in Massachusetts during the 1920s. As a teenager, she took theater classes but spent the majority of her time writing poetry.

Her first poetry collection, Encounter in April, was published in 1937.

How did May Sarton die?

YORK, Maine — May Sarton, 83, a prolific feminist poet and novelist whose life and work reflected strength and stoicism, died of breast cancer July 16 at a hospital here. She began her writing career as a poet, starting with sonnets published in Poetry magazine in 1929.

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"Each day, and the living of it, has to be a conscious creation in which discipline and order are relieved with some play and pure foolishness."

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"In the country of pain we are each alone."

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"Don't forget that compared to a grownup person every baby is a genius. Think of the capacity to learn! The freshness, the temperament, the will of a baby a few months old!"

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"Women are at last becoming persons first and wives second, and that is as it should be."

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"True feeling justifies whatever it may cost."

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