Savage Beauty The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay

ISBN-10: 0375760814

ISBN-13: 9780375760815

Edition: 2002

Authors: Nancy Milford
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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. 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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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/10/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Nancy Milford's "Zelda" was translated into twelve languages, sold over 1.4 million copies in five editions, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and the National Book Award. She lives in New York and will be teaching at Princeton University in the fall.

Prologue
The Lyric Years: 1892-1923
This Double Life
The Escape Artist
Greenwich Village: Bohemia
"Paris Is Where the 20th Century Was"
Steepletop: 1923-1950
Love and Fame
Love and Death
The Girl Poet
The Great Tours
Addiction
The Dying Fall
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
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