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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 de Edna St. Vincent Millay

Collected Poems (1956) 1,108 cópias, 8 resenhas
Collected Sonnets (1959) 789 cópias, 4 resenhas
Edna St. Vincent Millay: Collected Lyrics (1945) 610 cópias, 1 resenha
Selected Poems (1991) 515 cópias, 2 resenhas
Renascence and Other Poems (1917) 449 cópias, 11 resenhas
Poetry for Young People: Edna St. Vincent Millay (1999) 235 cópias, 2 resenhas
A Few Figs from Thistles (1920) 133 cópias, 7 resenhas
Fatal Interview (1931) 131 cópias, 1 resenha
Millay: Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets) (2010) 116 cópias, 3 resenhas
Conversation at Midnight (1937) 110 cópias, 2 resenhas
The King's Henchman (1926) 94 cópias, 1 resenha
The Harp-Weaver and Other Poems (1923) 91 cópias, 1 resenha
Wine from These Grapes (1934) 80 cópias
Second April (1921) 74 cópias, 3 resenhas
Huntsman, What Quarry? (1939) 68 cópias
Make Bright the Arrows (1940) 55 cópias, 1 resenha
Mine the Harvest (1949) 53 cópias, 1 resenha
The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver (1920) 42 cópias, 1 resenha
The murder of Lidice (1942) 28 cópias
Take Up the Song: Poems (1986) 28 cópias
The Lamp and the Bell (1921) 21 cópias, 2 resenhas
Renascence (1917) 13 cópias, 1 resenha
Three plays (1926) 10 cópias
Afternoon on a Hill (2019) 5 cópias
Herkenningen : vertaalde gedichten (1981) — Autor — 3 cópias
The King's Henchman: Lyric Drama in Three Acts (1926) — Librettist — 3 cópias
Poems 2 cópias
The harp-weaver (1924) 2 cópias
Poems and Satires (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
El amor no lo es todo (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
Wine from These Grapes 1 exemplar(es)
Sonnets From An Ungrafted Tree (1964) 1 exemplar(es)
The Pertinent 1 exemplar(es)
Conscientious Objector 1 exemplar(es)
Harper's modern classics 1 exemplar(es)
Collected Sonnets 1 exemplar(es)
To Jesus, on His Birthday {poem} 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
Second Fig {poem} 1 exemplar(es)
Thursday {poem} 1 exemplar(es)
To the Not Impossible Him {poem} 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
MacDougal Street {poem} 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
Interim {poem} 1 exemplar(es)
The Suicide {poem} 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
God's World {poem} 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
The First Fig {poem} 1 exemplar(es)
FEAR (1927) 1 exemplar(es)
The True Encounter {poem} 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
Wild Swans {poem} 1 exemplar(es)
Passer Mortuus Est {poem} 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
Ceneri di vita. Morte e rinascita (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Inland {poem} 1 exemplar(es)
Recuerdo {poem} 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
Antología poética (2020) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Flowers of Evil (1936) — Tradutor, algumas edições; Introdução, algumas edições7,896 cópias, 81 resenhas
One Hundred and One Famous Poems (1916) — Contribuinte, algumas edições1,974 cópias, 18 resenhas
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuinte — 1,281 cópias, 9 resenhas
Winter Poems (1994) — Contribuinte — 1,220 cópias, 10 resenhas
The Best Poems of the English Language: From Chaucer Through Robert Frost (2004) — Contribuinte — 1,069 cópias, 3 resenhas
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições937 cópias, 7 resenhas
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (2001) — Contribuinte — 555 cópias, 11 resenhas
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contribuinte, algumas edições451 cópias, 2 resenhas
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Contribuinte — 403 cópias, 4 resenhas
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Contribuinte — 376 cópias, 3 resenhas
Literature: The Human Experience (2006) — Contribuinte — 343 cópias
The Penguin Book of Women Poets (1978) — Contribuinte — 299 cópias
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Contribuinte — 284 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Art of Losing (2010) — Contribuinte — 207 cópias, 21 resenhas
A Day on Skates: The Story of a Dutch Picnic (1934) — Prefácio, algumas edições192 cópias, 3 resenhas
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuinte — 164 cópias, 2 resenhas
Best Remembered Poems (1992) — Contribuinte — 159 cópias, 3 resenhas
Poetry Speaks Expanded: Hear Poets Read Their Own Work from Tennyson to Plath (2007) — Contribuinte — 152 cópias, 1 resenha
The Saturday Evening Post Treasury (1954) — Contribuinte — 138 cópias, 1 resenha
American Wits: An Anthology of Light Verse (2003) — Contribuinte — 136 cópias, 3 resenhas
An American Album: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Harper's Magazine (2000) — Contribuinte — 134 cópias, 1 resenha
A Comprehensive Anthology of American Poetry (1929) — Contribuinte — 130 cópias, 2 resenhas
No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (1973) — Contribuinte — 124 cópias
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Contribuinte — 120 cópias
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (1932) — Contribuinte — 115 cópias, 1 resenha
Thirty Famous One-Act Plays (1943) — Contribuinte — 112 cópias, 2 resenhas
Twentieth-Century American Poetry (1944) — Contribuinte — 100 cópias, 2 resenhas
Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry (2020) — Contribuinte — 96 cópias, 32 resenhas
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (Expanded 10th-Anniversary Edition) (2008) — Contribuinte — 94 cópias, 1 resenha
Poems Between Women (1997) — Contribuinte — 93 cópias
Storytelling and Other Poems (1949) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias, 2 resenhas
War No More: Three Centuries of American Antiwar and Peace Writing (2016) — Contribuinte — 87 cópias, 1 resenha
The Virago Book of Wicked Verse (1992) — Contribuinte — 83 cópias, 1 resenha
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias, 1 resenha
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias, 2 resenhas
American Sonnets: An Anthology (2007) — Contribuinte — 66 cópias
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias, 1 resenha
The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (2011) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
The Web She Weaves: An Anthology of Mystery and Suspense Stories by Women (1983) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias, 2 resenhas
Women of the Weird: Eerie Stories by the Gentle Sex (1976) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias, 2 resenhas
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias
Years of Protest: A Collection of American Writings of the 1930's (1967) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias, 1 resenha
Ellery Queen's Book of Mystery Stories by 25 Famous Writers (1952) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
An American Omnibus (1933) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias, 1 resenha
Pulitzer Prize Reader (1961) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Great companions : critical memoirs of some famous friends (1959) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias, 1 resenha
Arthurian Literature by Women: An Anthology (1999) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
American Poetry, 1922 A Miscellany (2007) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias, 2 resenhas
Fairy Poems (2023) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Twelve Classic One-Act Plays (2010) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Ellery Queen's Poetic Justice (1967) — Contribuinte, algumas edições18 cópias
Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology (2022) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
The Panorama of Modern Literature (1934) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias, 1 resenha
Modern Women Poets (2005) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Gender in Modernism: New Geographies, Complex Intersections (2007) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias, 1 resenha
Bright Poems for Dark Days: An Anthology for Hope (2021) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (1970) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
The Lost Birds: An Extinction Elegy (2022) — Compositor — 3 cópias
Murder Mixture: An Anthology of Crime Stories (1963) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Words Among America: Sixty Poems of Challenge and Hope — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
早稲田文学増刊 女性号 (2017) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Millay, Edna St. Vincent
Outros nomes
Boyd, Nancy
Data de nascimento
1892-02-22
Data de falecimento
1950-10-19
Local de enterro
Steepletop Cemetery, Austerlitz, Columbia County, New York, USA
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
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
Educação
Vassar College (BA|1917)
Camden High School
Ocupação
dichter
auteur van korte verhalen
toneelspeelster
toneelauteur
librettist
Relacionamentos
Van Stockum, Hilda (nicht)
Millay, Norma (zus)
Organizações
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature, 1929)
Premiações
Frost Medal (1943)
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1923)
Pequena biografia
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.

Membros

Resenhas

Good for melancholy and nature and being melancholy in nature. I bookmarked:
Renascence
Inland
Burial
Lament
Exiled
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."
 
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mmparker | outras 2 resenhas | Oct 24, 2023 |
 
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setnahkt | outras 7 resenhas | 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 resenha | 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 | outras 10 resenhas | Jun 29, 2023 |

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Obras
117
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Membros
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Avaliação
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Resenhas
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ISBNs
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