Selected Letters of Edna St. Vincent Millay
Into the Worlds Great Heart is a fascinating, meticulously documented, behind-the-scenes look at a writers informal use of words in letters as Millay describes her passions, obsessions, and wide-ranging intellectual interests.Laurie Lisle, author of Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia OKeeffe No one writes like Millay. Her letters bring her unique wit and intelligence vividly to life. This invaluable new edition will make you fall in love with Millay all over again.Melissa Girard, Loyola University Maryland The tendrils of faith which Millay described as the natural force driving her poetry became live wires connecting her to a wide audience of admirers. In this new, masterfully edited collection, her letters have the same gripping effect on her readers.Thomas E. Hill, Vassar College What a joy to enter into the great heart of Edna St. Vincent Millays correspondence! Editor Timothy F. Jackson skillfully highlights the versatile voice of this famous poet and iconic modern woman.Catherine Keyser, author of Playing Smart: New York Women Writers and Modern Magazine Culture Edna St. Vincent Millay possessed so much life and daring and wit that she leaps from the page in these letters. What a pleasure to share her company.Kate Bolick, author of Spinster: Making a Life of Ones Own
Edna St. Vincent Millay (18921950) was a poet and playwright. Her poems include the iconic Renascence and the Pulitzer Prizewinning The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver. Timothy F. Jackson is associate professor of English at Rosemont College and editor of Selected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay: An Annotated Edition. Holly Peppe, Millays literary executor and editor of the Penguin Classics edition of Millays Early Poems, has written and lectured widely about the poets life and work.