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These unique and beautiful lyrics — over two hundred of them — were selected by Edna St. Vincent Millay herself and represent the major portion of her lifework.

Their musical perfection, emotional power, and superb, delicate workmanship have made Edna St. Vincent Millay one of America's great poets.

Over 200 lyrics selected by the author herself represent the major portion of her life work.

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Overview

These unique and beautiful lyrics — over two hundred of them — were selected by Edna St. Vincent Millay herself and represent the major portion of her lifework.

Their musical perfection, emotional power, and superb, delicate workmanship have made Edna St. Vincent Millay one of America's great poets.

Over 200 lyrics selected by the author herself represent the major portion of her life work.

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E. Nelson Hayes
"Hers was the purest lyric voice heard in America in the first half of the twentieth century."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060908638
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/1/1981
  • Series: Harper Perennial
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,417,515
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Edna St. Vincent Millay was born in 1892 in Rockland, Maine, the eldest of three daughters, and was encouraged by her mother to develop her talents for music and poetry. Her long poem "Renascence" won critical attention in an anthology contest in 1912 and secured for her a patron who enabled her to go to Vassar College.

After graduating in 1917 she lived in Greenwich Village in New York for a few years, acting, writing satirical pieces for journals (usually under a pseudonym), and continuing to work at her poetry. She traveled in Europe throughout 1921-22 as a "foreign correspondent" for Vanity Fair. Her collection A Few Figs from Thistles (1920) gained her a reputation for hedonistic wit and cynicism, but her other collections (including the earlier Renascence and Other Poems [1917]) are without exception more seriously passionate or reflective.

In 1923 she married Eugene Boissevain and — after further travel — embarked on a series of reading tours which helped to consolidate her nationwide renown. From 1925 onwards she lived at Steepletop, a farmstead in Austerlitz, New York, where her husband protected her from all responsibilities except her creative work. Often involved in feminist or political causes (including the Sacco-Vanzetti case of 1927), she turned to writing anti-fascist propaganda poetry in 1940 and further damaged a reputation already in decline. In her last years of her life she became more withdrawn and isolated, and her health, which had never been robust, became increasingly poor.

She died in 1950.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2001

    Great Collection

    i thought this collection was incredible! i have been a millay fan for a long time and it was nice to read a collection that she herself chose. 'Interim' is a great poem!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2000

    from her reputation, i expected better

    millay's collection of poems was not, in my opinion, a very good one. there were a dozen or so good poems (most of them from her collection _A Few Figs From Thistles_), but most were just not very good.

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