Collected Poems

Paperback | March 8, 2011

byEdna St. Vincent Millay

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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)

The 1956 Collected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay finds new life in this beautiful new P.S. edition from Harper Perennial Modern Classics. Alongside Robert Frost, T.S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, and E. E. Cummings, 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 the life of Millay. An extensive P.S. section includes personal letters, never-before-seen photographs, information about Millay’s homestead at Steepletop, and an original essay by leading Millay scholar Holly Peppe.

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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)The 1956 Collected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay finds new life in this beautiful new P.S. edition from Harper Perennial Modern Classics. Alongside Robert Frost, T.S....

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Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950), winner in 1923 of the second annual Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, was a daring, versatile writer whose work includes plays, essays, short stories, songs, and the libretto to an opera that premiered at New York's Metropolitan Opera House to rave reviews. Millay infused new life into traditional poetic f...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:816 pages, 8.38 × 5.44 × 1.31 inPublished:March 8, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062015273

ISBN - 13:9780062015273

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