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The Selected Poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay (Modern Library Classics)

by Edna St. Vincent Millay

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I love her poetry. It is beautiful and truthful. I find her personal history just as interesting as her work, and loved the intro with background information about her at this point in her life and her overall views and outlook. I would recommend this for someone who is new to her writing. ( )
  ceciliachard | Oct 19, 2016 |
Her poetry is so true and sounds so unaffected..."After all's said and done, the things that are / Of moment. / Few indeed! When I can make / Of ten small words a rope to hang the world! / 'I had you and I have you now no more.'" and "Time does not bring relief; you all lied..." She is still transcendentally pithy. ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
This slender volume is perfect for those unfamiliar with Millay -- it contains her most well-known pieces -- as well as those who are devoted fans -- it's the perfect size for carrying around and dipping into as needed! ( )
1 vote unabridgedchick | Jun 30, 2010 |
First Fig ( )
  bettyjo | Aug 19, 2007 |
I read a lot of Millay's poems in high school and hated them. 5 years later, with a little life experience under my belt and a few nasty break-ups, she's become my favorite author.

Her style is flawless. My favorite is "If I should learn..." ( )
  hamandmanhayes | Apr 12, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375761233, Paperback)

One of America’s most celebrated poets—and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1923—Edna St. Vincent Millay defined a generation with her passionate lyrics and intoxicating voice of liberation. Edited by Millay biographer Nancy Milford, this Modern Library Paperback Classics collection captures the poet’s unique spirit in works like Renascence and Other Poems, A Few Figs from This-tles, and Second April, as well as in “The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver” and eight sonnets from the early twenties. As Milford writes in her Introduction, “These are the poems that made Edna St. Vincent Millay’s reputation when she was young. Saucy, insolent, flip, and defiant, her little verses sting the page.”

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Revel in the candid verse of Edna St. Vincent Millay, including such favorites as "The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver" and "Renascence." This lively selection casts Millay's career in a new light. Here are familiar favorites alongside neglected gems: translations, a verse play, songs from her opera libretto "The King's Henchman," and the complete sonnet sequence "Fatal Interview."… (more)

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