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Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay - Nancy Milford
Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375760815 (0375760814)
ASIN: 375760814
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages no: 608
Edition language: English
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audreyhawkins
audreyhawkins rated it
I found this book ultimately unsatisfying, and very, very long. A bad combination. I recommend Millay's poetry instead.
Musings of a Book Addict
Musings of a Book Addict rated it
4.0 Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay
This is quite a tome, weighing in at 550 pages. I was doubtful that I could find the life of Edna St. Vincent Millay interesting enough to stick it out until the end, but surprisingly, I did. Nancy Milford has a way with sharing the facts and fictions of Millay's life in a lively and engrossing way....
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