Savage Beauty : The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay (Paperback)

Author: Milford, Nancy

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From the author of the critically acclaimed Zelda comes a fascinating, authorized portrait of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet that draws on Millays intimate diary, letters, and other papers to capture the flamboyant and turbulent life of a remarkable woman. Readers Guide included. Reprint. 100,000 first printing. *Author: Milford, Nancy *Subtitle: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay *Publication Date: 2002/09/01 *Number of Pages: 550 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.50 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 8.00

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780375760815
SKU 30988363
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0375760814
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5L x 1.5T
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"neither empirical nor worshipful, SAVAGE BEAUTY: THE LIFE OF EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY bears up under its twenty-odd years of research and deluge of detail to manage a rich, moving picture of a rich, moving target."
"Milford's biography is one of the fall's big books, and deservedly so...Perhaps in combination with THE SELECTED POETRY OF EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY... a new Modern Library edition edited by Milford, SAVAGE BEAUTY will once again lead readers through that extraordinary life to her extraordinary poetry."
"The authorized life is an ample, sober book in which Milford, without losing her senses, accounts for most of the integuments Millay once kissed. "
"Milford does an admirably thorough job on Millay's family background, on the tight web of relationships with her mother and sisters."
"...Milford's eloquent book, the product of almost 30 years of research, is both... comprehensive and...insightful...and will almost certainly become the definitive biography."
"[A] riveting and revealing biography...."
"[L]iterary lightening has struck again....[W]orth the thirty-year wait."
"[P]ainstaking and sympathetic...."
"Nancy Milford's SAVAGE BEAUTY is the product of 30 years of work, and it shows."
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Annotation Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) was something of Jazz Age celebrity, even outside the literary scene. Here, Milford, who was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, documents the poet's amazing climb from poverty to Lost Generation darling. A New York Times Notable Book for 2001.
Editors Note An authorized portrait of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet draws on Millay's intimate diary, letters, and other papers to capture her flamboyant and turbulent life.
Editors Note 2 Thomas Hardy once said that America had two great attractions: the skyscraper and the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay. The most famous poet of the Jazz Age, Millay captivated the nation: She smoked in public, took many lovers (men and women, single and married), flouted convention sensationally, and became the embodiment of the New Woman.Thirty years after her landmark biography of Zelda Fitzgerald, Nancy Milford returns with an iconic portrait of this passionate, fearless woman who obsessed America even as she tormented herself. Chosen by USA Today as one of the top ten books of the year, Savage Beauty is a triumph in the art of biography. Millay was an American original—one of those rare characters, like Sylvia Plath and Ernest Hemingway, whose lives were even more dramatic than their art.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0608
Publisher Random House Trade

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