The Small Room



How The Central Characters Students And Teachers React To The Crisis And What Effect The Scandal Has On Their Personal And Professional Lives Are The Central Motifs Of May Sarton S Sensitive, Probing Novel.The Small Room

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  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • The Small Room
  • May Sarton
  • English
  • 21 April 2018
  • 0393008320

10 thoughts on “The Small Room

  1. says:

    The Small Room is an interesting but uneven novel about life at a small women s college somewhere near Boston in the late 1950s Lucy Winter is the recent recipient of a doctorate in English lit from Harvard, who moves to teach at Appleton College in the unhappy aftermath of a broken engagement The plot of the novel, such as it is, centres on the fallout of a plagiarism case involving one of the college s most gifted students Mostly, however, Sarton is interested in the moral and ethical...

  2. says:

    What is the price of excellence May Sarton has a great gift for creating small lovely thoughtful novels out of moral conundrums In this book it s the question of what price must one pay to excel at the life of the mind Professors at an all girls college must face the fall out when they attempt to cover up for a brilliant troubled student caught plagiarizing in an attempt to live up to a demanding professors expectations The student...

  3. says:

    This is such a gem of a novel, not because it is an exciting read it s not but because it tries to define what makes good teaching work, for both the professor and the student That s why it s a gem of a novel It s a didactic novel, which makes it less successful in part, so there won t be a film version with Lucy standing on a desk yelling to her students, Carpe Diem though perhaps that is something her colleagues might say to her There are a few lovely lighthearted scenes that add so This is such a gem of a novel, not because it is an exciting read it s not but because it tries to define what makes good teaching work, for both the professor and the student That s why it s a gem of a novel It s a didactic novel, which makes it less successful in part, so there won t be a film version with Lucy standing on a desk yelling to her students, Carpe Diem though perhaps that is something he...

  4. says:

    The protagonist of this 1961 novel is a new, young teacher at a women s college in New England She arrives in the throes of an identity crisis, after the end of a serious romance At the time this was written, marriage and teaching were pretty much mutually exclusive, since when a woman married, she stopped working This is the reality that underlies Lucy Winter s crisis In taking this job, she sees herself settling down for life as a spinster As soon as she arrives at the rarefied, venerable The protagonist of this 1961 novel is a new, young teacher at a women s college in New England She arrives in the throes of an identity crisis, after the end of a serious romance At the time this was written, marriage and teaching were pretty much mutually exclusive, since when a woman married, she stopped working This is the reality that underlies Lucy Winter s crisis In taking this job, she sees herself settling down for life as a spinster As soon as she arrives at the rarefied, venerable institution, Lucy Winter is thrown into a tense situation involving an intellectually gifted but emotionally disturbed student Here is your basic metaphor for the dissonance between the head and the heart It s suggested that the student is disturbed in part because she s been pushed so hard to achieve intellectually, at the expensive of her emotional health ...

  5. says:

    I think May Sarton is a stellar writer of journals and, to a slightly lesser extent, poetry Her novels, however the ones I ve read so far, anyway don t wow me This one is typical in that regard The premise is promising enough a young woman, Lucy Winter, freshly bearing her doctorate, goes to teach in a temporary position at a private college in Maine There she meets other faculty with varying degrees of eccentricity, and begins to get to know her students though only two of them are ever I think May Sarton is a stellar writer of journals and, to a slightly lesser extent, poetry Her novels, however the ones I ve read so far, anyway don t wow me This one is typical in that regard The premise is promising enough a young woman, Lucy Winter, freshly bearing her doctorate, goes to teach in a temporary position at a private college in Maine There she meets other faculty with varying degrees of eccentricity, and begins to get to know her students though only two of them are e...

  6. says:

    A surprising page turner that uses small college life to explore issues of trust, maturation, and human connection The right book at the right time.

  7. says:

    A quiet, thoughtful book about the dynamics of teaching and who is to blame when a gifted student plagiarizes a paper for fear a revered teacher is going to be disappointed in her if she does t achieve new heights The story is mostly from the point of view of Lucy, a young woman who has gone into teaching after a broken engagement has left her at a loose end A newcomer in a small New England college for girls, she encounters her baptism of fire when she is the first to spot that star student J A quiet, thoughtful book about the dynamics of teaching and who is to blame when a gifted student plagiarizes a paper for fear a revered teacher is going to be disappointed in her if she does t achieve new heights The story is mostly from the point of view of Lucy, a young woman who has gone into teaching after a broken engagement has left her at a loose end A newcomer in a small New England college for girls, she encounters her baptism of fire when she is the first to spot that star student Jane Seaman has copied an entire essay out of Simone Weil Attempts by Jane s mentor Carryl, the most widely respected, and therefore envied, faculty member, and the administration to sweep Jane s transgression under the carpet backfire when rumors of favoritism dri...

  8. says:

    Published in the early sixties, this novel focuses on Lucy Winter, who becomes a teacher at a small women s college Lucy enters what at first seems a calm and safe world, but comes to realise the passions, rivalries and hatreds that fill the college This all comes to a head when Lucy discovers that a promising student has plagiarized an essay The novel asks what being a teacher really means, how much teachers should give to their students, and how mental health interacts with academic work T Published in the early sixties, this novel focuses on Lucy Winter, who becomes a teacher at a small women s college Lucy enters what at first seems a calm and safe world, but comes to realise the passions, rivalries and hatreds that fill the college This all comes to a head when Lucy discovers that a promising student has plagiarized an essay The novel asks what being a teacher really means, how much teachers should give to their students, and how mental health interacts with academic work There s something very nice about reading a book peopled by teachers who care so completely about their profession and their students However, the novel is let down by the clunky writing though much of the story is told in dialogue, Sarton doesn t have a great talent for writing dialogue and it often feels laboured or unnatural As well as that, the main characters never feel fully realised Lucy and the talented student Jane particularly don t come to life...

  9. says:

    I ve had this on my shelf forever as I had enjoyed some of Sarton s journals a long time ago when I was avidly reading memoirs and journals of women writers The novel, unfortunately, disappointed, and as one other reviewer stated, reminded me a lot of a stage play and a stiff one at that Most of the main scenes seem to take place at cocktail parties with all of the characters arranged in tableaus I suppose I just don t enjoy novels that are this talky where the characters endlessly voic I ve had this on my shelf forever as I had enjoyed some of Sarton s journals a long time ago when I was avidly reading memoirs and journals of women writers The novel, unfortunately, disappointed, and as one other reviewer stated, reminded me a lot of a stage play and a stiff one at that Most of the main scenes seem to take place at cockt...

  10. says:

    Did not care for this book at all The only reason I finished it was because I had to read this for class

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