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Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay

By: Nancy Milford
Published: 2002, ©2001
Pages: 550
Total Copies: 15
Genre: Nonfiction | Biographies & MemoirsArtists, Writers, & Musicians | Women in History

Description: 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. 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.