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Savage beauty : the life of Edna St. Vincent Millay

Author: Nancy Milford
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"If F. Scott Fitzgerald was the hero of the Jazz Age, Edna St. Vincent Millay, as audacious in her love affairs as she was in her art, was its heroine. She embodied, in her reckless fancy, the spirit of the New Woman, and gave America its voice." "The first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Millay was dazzling in the performance of her self. Her voice was an instrument of seduction, and her impact on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Milford, Nancy.
Savage beauty.
New York : Random House, c2001
(OCoLC)606573818
Named Person: Edna St Vincent Millay; Edna St Vincent Millay
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Milford
ISBN: 039457589X 9780394575896 0375760814 9780375760815
OCLC Number: 45821174
Description: xviii, 550 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The lyric years, 1892-1923 --
This double life --
The escape artist --
Greenwich Village: Bohemia --
"Paris is where the 20th century was" --
Steepletop: 1923-1950 --
Love and fame --
Love and death --
The girl poet --
The great tours --
Addiction --
The dying fall.
Responsibility: Nancy Milford.
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"If F. Scott Fitzgerald was the hero of the Jazz Age, Edna St. Vincent Millay, as audacious in her love affairs as she was in her art, was its heroine. She embodied, in her reckless fancy, the spirit of the New Woman, and gave America its voice." "The first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Millay was dazzling in the performance of her self. Her voice was an instrument of seduction, and her impact on crowds, and on men, was legendary. Young women styled themselves in her image - fairylike, taunting, free. Yet beneath her studied act, all was not well." "Nancy Milford was given exclusive access to Millay's papers, and what she found was an unimaginable treasure. Hundreds of letters flew back and forth between the three sisters and their mother - and Millay kept the most intimate diary, one whose ruthless honesty brings to mind the journals of Sylvia Plath."--Jacket.

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