Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay
Thomas Hardy once said that America had two great attractions: the skyscraper and the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay. The most famous poet of the Jazz Age, Millay captivated the nation: She smoked in public, took many lovers (men and women, single and married), flouted convention sensationally, and became the embodiment of the New Woman.
Thirty years after her landmark biography of Zelda Fitzgerald, Nancy Milford returns with an iconic portrait of this passionate, fearless woman who obsessed America even as she tormented herself. Chosen by USA Today as one of the top ten books of the year, Savage Beauty is a triumph in the art of biography. Millay was an American original—one of those rare characters, like Sylvia Plath and Ernest Hemingway, whose lives were even more dramatic than their art.
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It fascinates me that so many artistic and literary geniuses succumb to drink and drugs. There is also a narcissism that follows these chosen ones into old age; that is to say, ageing comes as death ... Read full review
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personal look at Vincent's life contemporary to her poetry. Fascinating woman for her time. Read full review
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