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Savage beauty : the life of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Nancy Milford

Label
Savage beauty : the life of Edna St. Vincent Millay
Title
Savage beauty
Title remainder
the life of Edna St. Vincent Millay
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Milford
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Summary
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
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2001.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2001.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2001
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Biography type
individual biography
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156418
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 811/.52
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3525.I495
LC item number
Z72 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life of Edna St. Vincent Millay
Label
Savage beauty : the life of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Nancy Milford
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
1944230
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 550 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780394575896
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001018598
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm45821174
  • (OCoLC)45821174
Label
Savage beauty : the life of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Nancy Milford
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
1944230
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 550 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780394575896
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001018598
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm45821174
  • (OCoLC)45821174

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