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ISBN-10: 0300213964
ISBN-13: 9780300213966
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 04/26/2016
Dimensions: 9.40" L, 7.70" W, 1.20" H

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

Editor: Timothy F Jackson
Introduction by: Holly Peppe

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Price: $35.00

Overview

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has compiled and annotated a new selection that represents the full range of her published work alongside previously unpublished manuscript excerpts, poems, prose, and correspondence.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 that 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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"Yale University Press's edition of the Selected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay, superbly edited by Timothy Jackson, and with a brilliant introduction by Millay scholar Holly Peppe, constitutes a significant addition both to our understanding of Twentieth-Century American Poetry as well as to a fuller, more complex and balanced portrait of who the extraordinary poet Edna St. Vincent Millay was and–more importantly–is to readers searching for a more accurate picture of what made Modern Poetry modern. If she has been too often overlooked in the last half century and more, this edition will undoubtedly help restore Millay's brilliant, witty, and tragic feminine voice to her rightful place among the company of Hart Crane, Frost, Williams, Pound, Eliot and Stevens."–Paul Mariani, Boston College–Paul Mariani
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Details

ISBN-10: 0300213964
ISBN-13: 9780300213966
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 04/26/2016
Dimensions: 9.40" L, 7.70" W, 1.20" H
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