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Milford, Nancy.

Savage beauty : the life of Edna St Vincent Millay / Nancy Milford. - New York : Random House, 2001. - xviii, 550 p, [32] p of plates : ill ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"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." - Copac


Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950.

Poets, American--20th century--Biography.
Women and literature--History--United States--20th century.


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