Collected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay

4.23 avg rating
( 7,222 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780060908898: Collected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay

My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends— It gives a lovely light!
“First Fig” from A Few Figs from Thistles (1920)

Alongside Robert Frost, T.S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, and E. E. Cummings, Edna St. Vincent Millay remains among the most celebrated poets of the early twentieth century for her uniquely lyrical explorations of love, individuality, and artistic expression. This invaluable compendium of her work is not only an essential addition to any collection of the world’s most moving and memorable poetry but an unprecedented look into her life.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

Compiled by her sister after the poet's death and originally published in 1956, this is the definitive edition of Millay, right up through her last poem, Mine the Harvest.

About the Author:

Edna St. Vincent Millay was born in 1892 in Rockland, Maine, the eldest of three daughters, and was encouraged by her mother to develop her talents for music and poetry. Her long poem "Renascence" won critical attention in an anthology contest in 1912 and secured for her a patron who enabled her to go to Vassar College.

After graduating in 1917 she lived in Greenwich Village in New York for a few years, acting, writing satirical pieces for journals (usually under a pseudonym), and continuing to work at her poetry. She traveled in Europe throughout 1921-22 as a "foreign correspondent" for Vanity Fair. Her collection A Few Figs from Thistles (1920) gained her a reputation for hedonistic wit and cynicism, but her other collections (including the earlier Renascence and Other Poems [1917]) are without exception more seriously passionate or reflective.

In 1923 she married Eugene Boissevain and -- after further travel -- embarked on a series of reading tours which helped to consolidate her nationwide renown. From 1925 onwards she lived at Steepletop, a farmstead in Austerlitz, New York, where her husband protected her from all responsibilities except her creative work. Often involved in feminist or political causes (including the Sacco-Vanzetti case of 1927), she turned to writing anti-fascist propaganda poetry in 1940 and further damaged a reputation already in decline. In her last years of her life she became more withdrawn and isolated, and her health, which had never been robust, became increasingly poor.

She died in 1950.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Edna St. Vincent Millay
Published by HarpPeren
ISBN 10: 0060908890 ISBN 13: 9780060908898
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
WCC Corp.
(Moorpark, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarpPeren. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0060908890 New book. Bookseller Inventory # B5-203

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.69
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Edna St. Vincent Millay
Published by HarpPeren (1981)
ISBN 10: 0060908890 ISBN 13: 9780060908898
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarpPeren, 1981. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends It gives a lovely light! "First Fig" from A Few Figs from Thistles (1920) Alongside Robert Frost, T.S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, and E. E. Cummings, Edna St. Vincent Millay remains among the most celebrated poets of the early twentieth century for her uniquely lyrical explorations of love, individuality, and artistic expression. This invaluable compendium of her work is not only an essential addition to any collection of the world's most moving and memorable poetry but an unprecedented look into her life. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060908890

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Edna St. Vincent Millay
Published by HarpPeren (1981)
ISBN 10: 0060908890 ISBN 13: 9780060908898
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarpPeren, 1981. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060908890

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Edna St. Vincent Millay
ISBN 10: 0060908890 ISBN 13: 9780060908898
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AMAZINGBOOKDEALS
(IRVING, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 0060908890BNA

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Edna St. Vincent Millay
Published by HarpPeren (1981)
ISBN 10: 0060908890 ISBN 13: 9780060908898
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarpPeren, 1981. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060908890

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 61.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds