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Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950)

Autor(a) de Collected Poems

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About the Author

Edna St. Vincent Millay 1892-1950 Edna St. Vincent Millay, American poet, dramatist, lyricist, lecturer, and playwright, was born on February 22, 1892 in Rockland, Maine, and educated at Barnard College and at Vassar College, where she earned her B. A. (Her poem "Renascence" won fourth place in a mostrar mais contest and was published in The Lyric Year in 1912; this resulted in a scholarship to Vassar.) Millay's first volume of poetry, "Renascence and Other Poems," was published in 1917. In 1923, "The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver" won her a Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Other works include: "A Few Figs from Thistles;" "Sonnets in American Poetry," "A Miscellany," "The Lamp and the Bell" and "There Are No Islands Any More." Millay also wrote the libretto for "The King's Henchman," one of the few American grand operas. Edna St. Vincent Millay married Eugen Jan Boissevain in 1923. Shortly after, they purchased a farm in upstate New York, which they called Steepletop. Millay lived here for the rest of her life, composing some of her finest work in a little shack separate from the main house. Boissevain died in 1949. Millay died of a heart attack in her home on October 19, 1950. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Edna St. Vincent Millay

Collected Poems (1956) 1,077 exemplares
Collected Sonnets (1959) 770 exemplares
Selected Poems (1991) 488 exemplares
Renascence and Other Poems (1917) 440 exemplares
A Few Figs from Thistles (1920) 132 exemplares
Fatal Interview (1931) 131 exemplares
Conversation at Midnight (1937) 107 exemplares
The King's Henchman (1926) 90 exemplares
The Harp-Weaver and Other Poems (1923) 88 exemplares
Wine from These Grapes (1934) 78 exemplares
Second April (1921) 72 exemplares
Huntsman, What Quarry? (1939) 67 exemplares
Make Bright the Arrows (1940) 54 exemplares
Mine the Harvest (1949) 52 exemplares
The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver (1920) 39 exemplares
Aria da capo: A play in one act (1921) 37 exemplares
Take Up the Song: Poems (1986) 27 exemplares
The murder of Lidice (1942) 26 exemplares
The Lamp and the Bell (1921) 21 exemplares
Three plays (1926) 10 exemplares
Ter ere van de goedertieren maan (1981) 10 exemplares
Lyrics and Sonnets 5 exemplares
Afternoon on a Hill (2019) 3 exemplares
The King's Henchman: Lyric Drama in Three Acts (1926) — Librettist — 3 exemplares
Herkenningen : vertaalde gedichten (1981) — Autor — 3 exemplares
Renascence [poem] 2 exemplares
Poems 2 exemplares
The harp-weaver (1924) 2 exemplares
Poems and Satires (2021) 1 exemplar
Antología poética (2020) 1 exemplar
The Pertinent 1 exemplar
Collected Sonnets 1 exemplar
Second Fig {poem} 1 exemplar
Thursday {poem} 1 exemplar
Interim {poem} 1 exemplar
The Suicide {poem} 1 exemplar
God's World {poem} 1 exemplar
FEAR (1927) 1 exemplar
Wild Swans {poem} 1 exemplar
Inland {poem} 1 exemplar
Recuerdo {poem} 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Flowers of Evil (1936) — Tradutor, algumas edições; Introdução, algumas edições7,374 exemplares
One Hundred and One Famous Poems (1916) — Contribuidor, algumas edições1,879 exemplares
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuidor — 1,228 exemplares
Winter Poems (1994) — Contribuidor — 1,141 exemplares
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições902 exemplares
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (2001) — Contribuidor — 537 exemplares
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contribuidor, algumas edições435 exemplares
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Contribuidor — 394 exemplares
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Contribuidor — 366 exemplares
Literature: The Human Experience (2006) — Contribuidor — 335 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Women Poets (1978) — Contribuidor — 295 exemplares
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Contribuidor — 274 exemplares
The Art of Losing (2010) — Contribuidor — 191 exemplares
A Day on Skates: The Story of a Dutch Picnic (1934) — Prefácio, algumas edições174 exemplares
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuidor — 160 exemplares
The Saturday Evening Post Treasury (1954) — Contribuidor — 134 exemplares
American Wits: An Anthology of Light Verse (2003) — Contribuidor — 131 exemplares
A Comprehensive Anthology of American Poetry (1929) — Contribuidor — 127 exemplares
No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (1973) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Contribuidor — 115 exemplares
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (1932) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
Thirty Famous One-Act Plays (1943) — Contribuidor — 107 exemplares
Twentieth-Century American Poetry (1777) — Contribuidor — 93 exemplares
Storytelling and Other Poems (Childcraft) (1949) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
Poems Between Women (1997) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry (2020) — Contribuidor — 83 exemplares
The Virago Book of Wicked Verse (1992) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
American Sonnets: An Anthology (2007) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (2011) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Women of the Weird: Eerie Stories by the Gentle Sex (1976) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Ellery Queen's Book of Mystery Stories by 25 Famous Writers (1952) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Great companions : critical memoirs of some famous friends (1959) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Arthurian Literature by Women: An Anthology (1999) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
American Poetry, 1922 A Miscellany (2007) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Ellery Queen's Poetic Justice (1967) — Contribuidor, algumas edições18 exemplares
Masquerade: Queer Poetry in America to the End of World War II (2004) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Twelve Classic One-Act Plays (2010) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
The Panorama of Modern Literature (1934) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Modern Women Poets (2005) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology (2022) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Gender in Modernism: New Geographies, Complex Intersections (2007) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (1970) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
American poets, an anthology of contemporary verse — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
The Lost Birds: An Extinction Elegy (2022) — Compositor — 3 exemplares
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Murder Mixture: An Anthology of Crime Stories — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
早稲田文学増刊 女性号 (2017) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Millay, Edna St. Vincent
Outros nomes
Boyd, Nancy
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Steepletop Cemetery, Austerlitz, Columbia County, New York, USA
Local de nascimento
Rockland, Maine, USA
Local de falecimento
Austerlitz, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Rockland, Maine, USA
Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
New York, New York, USA
Parijs, Frankrijk
Camden, Maine, USA
Vassar College (BA|1917)
Camden High School
auteur van korte verhalen
Van Stockum, Hilda (nicht)
Millay, Norma (zus)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature, 1929)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Frost Medal (1943)
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1923)

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Edna St. Vincent Millay pulled herself out of a poverty-stricken childhood and became queen of the Bohemians during her years in New York's Greenwich Village. She expressed the recklessness of the Lost Generation of writers and artists following World War I with her famous poem "First Fig" ("my candle burns at both ends. . ."). She was the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.



Good for melancholy and nature and being melancholy in nature. I bookmarked:
Ode to Silence
Sonnets ("We talk of taxes...")

"Yours is a face of which I can forget
The colour and the features, every one,
The words not ever, and the smiles not yet;
But in your day this moment is the sun
Upon a hill, after the sun has set."
mmparker | 2 outras críticas | Oct 24, 2023 |
Good beyond all hope.
setnahkt | 7 outras críticas | Aug 20, 2023 |
I’m a fan of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poetry, so when I ran across a quotation of a few lines from this book, I decided to check it out. It’s an eighty-five-year-old stage play in verse, recounting the after-dinner talk of Ricardo, a wealthy sophisticate with a townhouse in Greenwich Village, and his six dinner guests. Since the far-ranging snippets touch on many political and social issues of the time, eight years into the Great Depression and on the eve of World War Two (with war already underway in China, Ethiopia, and Spain), I was prepared for much of the dialogue to be dated. This was less the case than I expected (sad to say).
Instead, the weakness lies in the characters. They are types, not persons: A stockbroker, a poor poet blindly defending Stalin, a frustrated fine artist who gets by on portrait commissions, a writer of short stories, a priest, and a young advertising copywriter. The exchanges, particularly heated between the broker and the poet, yield few surprises, and I didn’t notice any character development.
I was fascinated that Millay assembled an all-male group. This struck me even before the extended disquisition on the foibles of women that opened Part Two.
As for the writing: some of it, particularly the soliloquies written as sonnets, was fine. Millay displays a gift for aphorism. In addition to the lament that Babel is here and now that led me to read this, there is this on the economy: “I’m beginning to wonder what the hell / We buy that’s half so precious as what we sell.” Or this: “Hypocrisy is not to be despised, it is the pimp of Empire, but it presupposes / The existence in the community of a spiritual force for good, that must be courted and betrayed / Into connivance with evil before the planned step can be made.” As contemporary as the run-up to the Iraq War.
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HenrySt123 | 1 outra crítica | Aug 5, 2023 |
RENASCENCE by Edna St. Vincent Millay, was, I know, considered a groundbreaking classic in its time, and a treasured book of my mom's, but sorry, Mom. I read the whole book in about forty minutes. I just couldn't relate to all the gloom and doom, and the stilted, archaic rhyming that, to me, was reminiscent of Poe. For me it was just barely an 'okay.' I have my mother's 1917 hardback (first?) edition of the book, published by Harper & Brothers. Content-wise I couldn't recommend it. But I wonder if it's valuable.

- Tim Bazzett, author of the memoir, BOOKLOVER
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TimBazzett | 10 outras críticas | Jun 29, 2023 |



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