Selected Poems Of Edna St. Vincent Millay: An Annotated Edition

Hardcover | April 26, 2016

byEdna St. Vincent MillayEditorTimothy F. JacksonIntroduction byHolly Peppe

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This beautifully produced first annotated edition of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s oeuvre re-presents the work of the Jazz Age’s most famous poet

More than sixty years after her death, the Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay continues to captivate new generations of readers. The twentieth-century American author was catapulted to fame after the publication of Renascence, her first major work and a poem written while she was still a teenager. Millay’s frank attitude toward sexuality—along with immortal lines such as “My candle burns at both ends”—solidified her reputation as the quintessential liberated woman of the Jazz Age.

In this authoritative volume, Timothy F. Jackson has compiled and annotated a new selection that represents the full range of her published work alongside previously unpublished manuscript excerpts, poems, prose, and correspondence. The poems, appearing as they were printed in their first editions, are complemented by Jackson’s extensive, illuminating notes, which draw on archival sources and help situate her work in its historical and literary context. Two introductory essays—one by Jackson and the other by Millay’s literary executor, Holly Peppe—also help critically frame the poet’s work.

This deluxe edition will be cherished by readers who continue to study and enjoy the work of this iconic figure.

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This beautifully produced first annotated edition of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s oeuvre re-presents the work of the Jazz Age’s most famous poet More than sixty years after her death, the Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay continues to captivate new generations of readers. The twentieth-century American author was catapul...

Pulitzer Prize winner Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950) was a poet and playwright. Her many publications include Second April, A Few Figs from Thistles, The Harp-Weaver and Other Poems, Fatal Interview, Wine from These Grapes, and Mine the Harvest. Timothy F. Jackson is assistant professor of English at Rosemont College. He earned hi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 1.13 inPublished:April 26, 2016Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300213964

ISBN - 13:9780300213966

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“An excellent antidote to Millay’s sexist, condescending detractors, and a gift to all who care about fine writing. . . . Selected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay is one of the most important books to land on my desk since the beginning of the year. I hope I have convinced you that it should become one of yours.”—Barbara Berman, The Rumpus