Encore by May Sarton
A Journal of the Eightieth Year

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In a sequel to her recent Endgame: A Journal of the Seventy-Ninth Year, Sarton describes both hardships and joys in the daily round--physical struggles counterbalanced by the satisfactions of friendship, nature, growing fame, and a return to writing poetry. Photos.
 

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Sarton's poetry, although cast in traditional molds, i
 
Published August 1, 1993 by W W Norton & Co Inc. 332 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Sarton's joy in her cat, her many visitors (especially friend Susan, who frequently comes bearing roses but who isn't otherwise identified), and her fan mail is matched by the burden she feels in answering letters, letting in her cat at 1:00 a.m. (and sometimes again at 4:00 a.m.), and checking t...

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Though Sarton's tone is positive, it is never naive: old age also means bouts of pain and ill health, wearying domestic disasters, a war against fatigue, and a keen awareness of the ``perilousness of life on all sides, knowing that at any moment something frightful may happen.'' Despite these par...

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Writer Sarton reflects on the physical pain and psychological fears involved in growing old while cherishing the things in life (friends, nature and creativity) that keep her going.

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