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Vendor: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1998
Millay's first three books of lyrics and sonnets are collected here: Renascence, Second April, and A Few Figs from Thistles. With a balanced and appreciative introduction and useful annotations, this volume presents some of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet's best work in which she weaves intellect, emotion, and irony.
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From the Trade Paperback edition.
In 1923, upon her return from two years of writing and traveling in Europe, Millay received the second annual Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and published a new collection, The Harp-Weaver and Other Poems. Millay published five more collections of poetry: The Buck in the Snow (1928), Fatal Interview (1931), Wine from These Grapes (1934), Huntsman, What Quarry? (1939), Make Bright the Arrows (1940); a prose collection under her pen name, Nancy Boyd, titled Distressing Dialogues (1924; its foreword carried Millays byline); a translation, with George Dillon, of Baudelaires Flowers of Evil (1936); the verse dramas Conversation at Midnight (1937) and The Murder of Lidice (1942); and several plays. Her final book was the posthumously published Mine the Harvest (1954), edited by her younger sister Norma. Edna St. Vincent Millay died in 1950.
Holly Peppe, who holds a master of arts in teaching from Brown University and a Ph.D. in English from the University of New Hampshire, is a former professor and director of the English department at the American College of Rome and a National Endowment for the Humanities scholar. Dr. Peppewhose doctoral dissertation focuses on Millays critical reception and sonnet sequences, and who often lectures on Millayhas served as president of the Edna St. Vincent Millay Society since 1987. The Society is responsible for the preservation of Steepletop, the poets home (designated a National Public Landmark) in Austerlitz, New York, and the placement of the poets archives and family papers. Dr. Peppe is also involved with the Millay Colony for the Arts, an artists retreat at Steepletop founded in 1973 by Norma Millay. Dr. Peppes own poetry, translations, articles, and essays have appeared in numerous books and periodicals. She lives in New York City.
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