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Self 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 dramatic than their a What a splendid research work made by Nancy Milford in describing the life and work of this remarkable poetessThrough her letters and the correspondence between Edna Millay she signed her letters as Vincent and her family and her friends Edmund WilsonGeorge Dillon they translated Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal we can follow her brilliant career and how she met some remarkable writers and poetsMillay was the first woman ever to win the Pulitzer PrizeSome of Millay's works published until 1923 are now released to the public domain and will be published by Project Gutenberg Don't miss them

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Savage Beauty The Life of Edna St Vincent MillayThomas 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 flou I'm biased because Edna St Vincent Millay is my absolute favorite poet So learning about her was very interesting to meThe book itself is incredibly well researched really delving into the wild life of this amazing womenShe's not really someone you can idolize or look up to but she is someone you can fall in love with and that shines through beautifully in this biographyI will warn that it is a bit heavy and getting through the entire thing does involve a little slogging but for someone truly interested in the subject matter it is 100% worth it