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Mary Oliver

A private person by nature, Mary Oliver (1935-2019) gave very few interviews over the years. Instead, she preferred to let her work speak for itself. And speak it has, for the past five decades, to countless readers. Over the course of her long and illustrious career, Oliver received numerous awards. Her fourth book, American Primitive , won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1984. She also received the Shelley Memorial Award; a Guggenheim Fellowship; an American Academy and Institute of Arts and...See more

Personality Profile For Mary Oliver

The following is a personality profile of Mary Oliver based on her work.

Mary Oliver is heartfelt and generous.

She is calm-seeking, she prefers activities that are quiet, calm, and safe. She is empathetic as well: she feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them. But, Mary Oliver is also laid-back: she appreciates a relaxed pace in life.

More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for discovery.

Considers helping others to guide a large part of what she does: she thinks it is important to take care of the people around her. She is also relatively unconcerned with achieving success: she makes decisions with little regard for how they show off her talents.


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