(1912–95), US writer and poet; born in Belgium; born Eleanore Marie Sarton. Her many volumes of poetry include The Land of Silence (1953) and In Time Like Air (1958). She also wrote novels such as Faithful Are the Wounds (1955), Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing (1965), and As We Are Now (1973) and memoirs such as I Knew a Phoenix (1959), Plant Dreaming Deep (1968), and At Eighty-Two (1996).
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Syllabification: Sar·ton, May
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