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Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950)

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Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Edna St. Vincent Millay

Collected Poems (1956) 1,092 exemplars
Collected Sonnets (1959) 780 exemplars
Selected Poems (1991) 505 exemplars
Renascence and Other Poems (1917) 442 exemplars
A Few Figs from Thistles (1920) 132 exemplars
Fatal Interview (1931) 131 exemplars
Conversation at Midnight (1937) 108 exemplars
The King's Henchman (1926) 91 exemplars
The Harp-Weaver and Other Poems (1923) 90 exemplars
Wine from These Grapes (1934) 78 exemplars
Second April (1921) 73 exemplars
Huntsman, What Quarry? (1939) 67 exemplars
Make Bright the Arrows (1940) 54 exemplars
Mine the Harvest (1949) 53 exemplars
The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver (1920) 41 exemplars
Aria da capo: A play in one act (1921) 39 exemplars
The murder of Lidice (1942) 28 exemplars
Take Up the Song: Poems (1986) 27 exemplars
The Lamp and the Bell (1921) 21 exemplars
Renascence (1917) 13 exemplars
Three plays (1926) 10 exemplars
Lyrics and Sonnets 5 exemplars
Afternoon on a Hill (2019) 5 exemplars
Herkenningen : vertaalde gedichten (1981) — Autor — 3 exemplars
The King's Henchman: Lyric Drama in Three Acts (1926) — Librettist — 3 exemplars
Poems 2 exemplars
The harp-weaver (1924) 2 exemplars
Sonnets From An Ungrafted Tree (1964) 1 exemplars
Poems and Satires (2021) 1 exemplars
El amor no lo es todo (2023) 1 exemplars
Poemas, solilóquios e sonetos (2022) 1 exemplars
The Pertinent 1 exemplars
Collected Sonnets 1 exemplars
Antología poética (2020) 1 exemplars
Second Fig {poem} 1 exemplars
Thursday {poem} 1 exemplars
Interim {poem} 1 exemplars
The Suicide {poem} 1 exemplars
God's World {poem} 1 exemplars
FEAR (1927) 1 exemplars
Wild Swans {poem} 1 exemplars
Inland {poem} 1 exemplars
Recuerdo {poem} 1 exemplars

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Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Millay, Edna St. Vincent
Altres noms
Boyd, Nancy
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
Steepletop Cemetery, Austerlitz, Columbia County, New York, USA
Lloc de naixement
Rockland, Maine, USA
Lloc de defunció
Austerlitz, New York, USA
Llocs de residència
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)
Premis i honors
Frost Medal (1943)
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1923)
Biografia breu
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 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Oct 24, 2023 |
setnahkt | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | 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 | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Jun 29, 2023 |



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