Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing by May Sarton

cover of the book Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids SingingMrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing by May Sarton
Genre: Adapted to Film; Award Winner; Fiction
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Published: 1965
Publisher: W W Norton
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Format: Hardcover
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No. of Pages: 220
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May Sarton’s ninth novel, explores what it means to be a woman and a writer, to have chosen, perhaps, to be lonely. Dealing with the question of the sources of a woman’s creative impulse. When the book opens, Hilary Stevens, a formidable personality and a poet of renown, is in her seventies. This singularly uncompromising heroine becomes the quarry of two young reporters from a national magazine whose assignment is to uncover the provenance of Hilary Steven’ poetic inspiration. In the course of their afternoon interview Hilary comes to terms with her own past as it has crystallized in a series of encounters with the Muse. ‘
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