Into the Worlds Great Heart (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
464
Utgivningsdatum
2023-06-13
Förlag
Yale University Press
Medarbetare
Peppe, Holly (foreword)
Illustratör/Fotograf
15 b-w illus
Illustrationer
15 b-w illus.
Dimensioner
236 x 158 x 36 mm
Vikt
840 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780300245608
Into the Worlds Great Heart (inbunden)

Into the Worlds Great Heart

Selected Letters of Edna St. Vincent Millay

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An annotated selection of the letters of the Pulitzer Prizewinning poet and playwright Edna St. Vincent Millay, from childhood through the last year of her life Throughout her life, Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote hundreds of letters, which together create a colorful tapestry of her inner life. This selection, based on archival research, represents Millays correspondence from 1900, when she was eight, until 1950, the last year of her life. Through her letters, readers encounter the vast range of Millays interests, including world literature, music, and horse racing, as well as her commitment to gender equality and social justice. This collection, edited by Timothy F. Jackson, includes previously unpublished correspondence, as well as letters containing early versions of poems, revealing new dimensions in Millays creative process and influences. It is enriched by Jacksons thoughtful introduction and notes, plus a foreword by Millays literary executor, Holly Peppe. Millays observations on her inner life and the world around herwhich speak to contemporary concerns as welladd to our understanding of American literature in the first half of the twentieth century.
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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

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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.