Download At Seventy: A Journal by May Sarton PDF

By May Sarton

May Sarton’s sincere and engrossing magazine of her 70th 12 months, spent residing and dealing at the Maine coast

may possibly Sarton’s journals are a charming examine a wealthy inventive lifestyles. during this, her ode to getting older, she savors the day-by-day pleasures of tending to her backyard, taking good care of her canine, and exciting site visitors at her cherished Maine domestic through the ocean. Her memories are uncooked, and her observations are infused with the poetic candor for which Sarton—over the process her decades-long career—became known.

An enlightening glimpse right into a time—the early 1980s—and an age, At Seventy is immediately particular and common, supplying a special window into septuagenarian existence that readers of all generations will take pleasure in. now and then mournful and at others hopeful, it is a appealing memoir of the yr within which Sarton, in retrospect on all of it, may perhaps proclaim, “I am extra myself than i've got ever been.”

Show description

Read or Download At Seventy: A Journal PDF

Similar autobiography books

Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1 (The Complete and Authoritative Edition)

"I've struck it! " Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a chum. "And i'm going to supply it away--to you. you are going to by no means know the way a lot entertainment you may have misplaced till you get to dictating your autobiography. " hence, after dozens of fake starts off and countless numbers of pages, Twain launched into his "Final (and correct) Plan" for telling the tale of his existence.

Conversations with Scorsese

Now with a brand new afterword: the background and means of moviemaking usually, and of Martin Scorsese's exceptional and sundry movies particularly, in the course of the phrases and wit of the grasp director.

With Richard Schickel because the canny and clever advisor, those conversations take us deep into Scorsese's existence and paintings. He unearths which motion pictures are such a lot autobiographical, and what he used to be attempting to discover and attain in different motion pictures. He explains his own sort and describes a few of the lucrative inventive and private relationships of his profession, together with collaborations with Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Jack Nicholson, and Leonardo DiCaprio. a useful illumination and appreciation of 1 of our such a lot prominent movie administrators.

26 Fairmount Avenue (26 Fairmount Avenue, Book 1)

Tomie's kinfolk begins construction their new condominium at 26 Fairmount road in 1938, simply as a storm hits city, starting up a hectic, loopy 12 months. Tomie has many adventures all his personal, together with consuming chocolate together with his Nana Upstairs, simply to discover out—the challenging way—that they've got eaten chocolate laxative.

You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir

From on-line leisure magnate, actress, and "queen of the geeks" Felicia Day comes a humorous, quirky, and encouraging memoir approximately her strange upbringing, her upward thrust to Internet-stardom, and embracing her individuality to discover luck in Hollywood.

The net isn't all cat movies. There's additionally Felicia Day—violinist, filmmaker, net entrepreneur, compulsive gamer, hoagie expert, and previous lonely homeschooled lady who overcame her remoted early life to develop into the ruler of a brand new global. .. or not less than semi-influential on the earth of net geeks and Goodreads ebook clubs.

After growing to be up within the south the place she used to be "homeschooled for hippie reasons," Felicia moved to Hollywood to pursue her dream of turning into an actress and used to be instantly typecast as a loopy cat-lady secretary. yet Felicia's misadventures in Hollywood led her to provide her personal net sequence, personal her personal construction corporation, and develop into an online star.

Felicia's short-ish lifestyles and her rags-to-riches upward push to web reputation introduced her profession as some of the most influential creators in new media. Now, Felicia's unusual international is stuffed with concepts on creativity, games, and a touch of gentle feminist activism—just like her memoir.

Hilarious and inspirational, You're by no means bizarre on the net (Almost) is facts that everybody should still include what makes them assorted and be courageous sufficient to percentage it with the realm, simply because something is feasible now—even for a electronic misfit.

Extra info for At Seventy: A Journal

Example text

He exercised daily in all weathers and ate and drank very sparingly. He never weighed much over one hundred and ten pounds. He could be seen striding vigorously about the streets swinging a large boulder in each hand. If he passed a tree with a stout branch within reach he would stop, lay down the boulders, and chin himself a number of times on the branch. On a cold December day in the year 1904, in his eighty-third year, he left his home for his usual walk. He apparently became confused and lost his way.

And his wife, Katarina Blank; Henry Schnull and his wife, Matilde Schramm; Peter Lieber and his wife, Sophia St. André; Karl Barus and his wife, Alice Möllman. They were preceded only by four of his sixteen great-great-grandparents, who were Jacob Schramm and his wife, Julia Junghans; and Johann Blank and his wife, Anna Maria Oger. The remaining twelve and their forebears are mostly unknown. They never left Germany. Their bones still repose there in anonymity. “But all of the eight ancestors who did settle here were better educated and of higher social rank than the mine-run of immigrants.

He was found several miles from his home lying by the side of a road—quite dead. ” • • • Almost all of my ancestors delivered themselves directly from Europe to Indianapolis, except for Peter Lieber and Sophia de St. André, who had the general store in New Ulm, Minnesota. When Peter returned from the Civil War with a crippled leg, he was full of stories about how Indianapolis was booming. New Ulm was dead by comparison. So Peter, according to Uncle John, wangled an appointment as one of the secretaries to Oliver P.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.25 of 5 – based on 44 votes