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SAVAGE BEAUTY: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

After 30 years, Milford (Zelda, 1970) returns with another definitive biography of another significant literary figure.The author's prologue describes her intricate choreography with Norma Millay, sister of the poet Edna and possessor of the thousands of documents and other materials Milford eventually came to possess. Throughout, she quotes passages of her conversations with Norma—dialogue so ... Read full review

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Review: Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay

User Review  - Soozblooz - Goodreads

The first 50-pages were tough slogging, but beyond that it became easier, or I became accustomed to Ms. Milford's style, which, as another reviewer said, was somewhat "choppy." Some sections, eg, Ms ... Read full review

Review: Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay

User Review  - Leslie - Goodreads

I've been reading the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay lately, so I was pleased to find this book in one of the boxes that my aunt sent at the beginning of the winter. I knew very little about the ... Read full review

Review: Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay

User Review  - Erin - Goodreads

Very poorly written. Just transcriptions of journals with some exposition in between. Hardly any dates, historical information, or anything else that lets you understand the context of her life. Would not recommend. Read full review

Review: Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay

User Review  - Gina - Goodreads

I was extremely disappointed with this book. I saw all the great reviews and knew she was a free spirit so I thought it would make a great book. I need to say that I am not a fan of her work so I am ... Read full review

Review: Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay

User Review  - Jenny - Goodreads

I knew nothing about the poet yet was absolutely drawn into this story about this curiously fascinating person, her poetry and all those drawn to her. Read full review

Review: Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay

User Review  - Jeannine - Goodreads

The book caught my eye at Barnes and Nobles, wedged between other historical bio's. I pulled it out and saw that Nancy Milford had written it. I read her first bio on Zelda Fitzgerald years ago and ... Read full review

Review: Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay

User Review  - Peggy - Goodreads

I really have always enjoyed Edna Millay's poetry, and I was really looking forward to this biography...but I found it overly long, overly detailed, and I got a bit bogged down. I think, however, that ... Read full review

Review: Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay

User Review  - Jane - Goodreads

Great story, however a bit longwinded as many bios can be Read full review

Review: Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay

User Review  - Jenny - Goodreads

This was a very long read in small print. That being said, I did enjoy reading about Edna St. Vincent Millay's life, poetry, and the world she lived in. Read full review

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