First Fig and Other Poems Dover Thrift Editions

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Dover Publications #ad - Its contents include such well-known and much-studied poems as "Recuerdo" and "The Philosopher, " along with an abundance of sonnets, a genre in which the Pulitzer Prize–winning poet excelled. The perfect introduction for those as yet unacquainted with one of the most distinctive voices of 20th-century poetry, this volume also offers a high-quality, inexpensive treasury of favorite Millay works for devotees of her verse.

From the bohemian outpost of Greenwich Village during the Jazz Age, Edna St. This new anthology represents the quintessential Edna St. Vincent millay, comprising 67 poems from two of her most popular works, A Few Figs from Thistles and Second April. Vincent millay 1892–1950 sounded a clarion call for the impassioned youth of her generation.

First Fig and Other Poems Dover Thrift Editions #ad - Her rare mixture of clever cynicism and wistful tenderness captivated readers, and oh, "first fig": "My candle burns at both ends;/It will not last the night;/But ah, who reveled in the jubilant defiance of such poems as the title piece of this collection, my foes, my friends — /it gives a lovely light!"Their brilliance undimmed by the passage of time, these gemlike verses continue to dazzle poetry lovers.

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The Works of Edna St. Vincent Millay 6 Books With Active Table of Contents

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#ad - Vincent millay in a single, a few figs from thistles: poems and sonnetts, high quality, and extremely low priced kindle volume!Poems:Renascence and other poems, Second April, The Harp-Weaver and Other Poems Drama:Aria da Capo: A Play in One Act, convenient, The Lamp and the Bell: A Drama In Five Acts; Written on the occasion of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of the Vassar College Alumnae Association .

This collection gathers together the works by Edna St.

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What Lips My Lips Have Kissed: The Loves and Love Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Henry Holt and Co. #ad - When she was twenty, her poetry would make her famous; at thirty she would be loved by readers the world over. Edna St. Vincent millay was widely considered to be the most seductive woman of her age. From the publication of her first poems until the scandal over Fatal Interview twenty years later, gossip about the poet's liberated lifestyle prompted speculation about who might be the real subject of her verses.

Using letters, daniel mark epstein tells the astonishing story of the life, diaries and journals of the poet and her lovers that have only recently become available, dedicated to art and love, that inspired the sublime lyrics of Edna St. Nothing could save the sensitive child but her talent for words, music and drama, and an inexorable desire to be loved.

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Songs for the Open Road: Poems of Travel and Adventure Dover Thrift Editions

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Dover Publications #ad - For many, the desire to explore is almost irresistible. Most of us, at one time or another, have experienced wanderlust. Their poems celebrate the real and metaphorical journeys each of us takes in the course of our lives towards love, leaving the nest, loss, discovery, and coming home. Whatever your mode of transportation, and wherever you are going, take this literary traveling companion with you for hours of reading enjoyment and insight into the road that lies ahead.

Now for devotees of poetry, and for those who long for the open road, this highly affordable collection contains a rich selection of poems about travel and adventure. You’ll find more than 90 poems by 50 american and british masters mainly from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Claude McKay, Byron, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Christina Rossetti, Sandburg, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Millay, Yeats, Service, including Whitman, Tennyson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Shelley, John Masefield, Robert Frost, Bliss Carman, and other fellow travelers.

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Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Random House #ad - If F. Nancy milford was given exclusive access to Millay's papers, and what she found was an extraordinary treasure. The first woman ever to win the Pulitzer Prize, Millay was dazzling in the performance of herself. Thirty years after the smashing success of Zelda, Nancy Milford returns with a stunning second act.

Boxes and boxes of letter flew back and forth among the three sisters and their mother—and Millay kept the most intimate diary, one whose ruthless honesty brings to mind Sylvia Plath. Milford calls her book "a family romance"—for the love between the three Millay sisters and their mother was so deep as to be dangerous.

Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay #ad - Vincent millay, as flamboyant in her love affairs as she was in her art, was its heroine. Scott fitzgerald was the hero of the Jazz Age, Edna St. Yet beneath her studied act, all was not well. Savage beauty is the portrait of a passionate, fearless woman who obsessed American ever as she tormented herself.

Her voice was likened to an instrument of seduction and her impact on crowds, and on men, was legendary. As a family, they were like real-life Little Women, with a touch of Mommie Dearest. Written with passion and flair, Savage Beauty is an iconic portrait of a woman's life.

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The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness

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She communes with nature while camping with her daughter, and commits to getting her house organized twice! She drives fast behind the wheel of a Lamborghini. As author and humorist Roy Blount Jr. Offering herself up as a human guinea pig in a series of thoroughly unscientific experiments, Poundstone tries out a different get-happy hypothesis in each chapter of her data-driven search.

I don’t know how or why anyone would keep it a secret. It seems rather cruel, really. A remarkable journey. The totally unscientific study of the search for human happiness is both a story of jumping into new experiences with both feet and a surprisingly poignant tale of a single working mother of three children not to mention dozens of cats, a bearded dragon lizard, a dog, a lop-eared bunny, and one ant left from her ant farm who is just trying to keep smiling while living a busy life.

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Collected Poems

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Harper Perennial #ad - She ventured fearlessly beyond familiar poetic subjects to tackle political injustice, social discrimination, and women's sexuality in her poems and prose. Millay infused new life into traditional poetic forms, bringing new hope to a generation of youth disillusioned by the political and social upheaval of the First World War.

Edna St. Collected poems features millay's incisive and impassioned lyric poetry and sonnets, Mine the Harvest, many of which are considered among the finest in the language, as well as the poet's last volume, compiled and published in 1956 by her sister Norma Millay. Vincent millay 1892-1950, versatile writer whose work includes plays, essays, winner in 1923 of the second annual Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, short stories, songs, was a daring, and the libretto to an opera that premiered at New York's Metropolitan Opera House to rave reviews.

Collected Poems #ad - In the 1920s and '30s, particularly for women, millay was considered a spokesperson for personal freedom in America, and we turn to her lines to illuminate the social history of the period and the Bohemian lifestyle she and her friends enjoyed. Yet millay's poetry is still decisively modern in its message, loss, and it continues to resonate with readers facing personal and moral issues that defy the test of time: romantic love, compassion for one another, betrayal, social equality, patriotism, and the stewardship of the natural world.

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The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language

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Here is the riveting story of the english language, from its humble beginnings as a regional dialect to its current preeminence as the one global language, spoken by more than two billion people worldwide. It is a magnificent adventure, intrigue, full of jealousy, all armed with their own conquering languages, and war—against a hoard of invaders, which bit by bit, the speakers of English absorbed and made their own.

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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Dover Thrift Editions

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World War One British Poets: Brooke, Owen, Sassoon, Rosenberg and Others

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Dover Publications #ad - E. Ironically, the loss of innocence, the horrors of world War One produced a splendid flowering of British verse as young poets, confronted their own morality, the death of dear friends, many of them combatants, the failure of civilization, and the madness of war itself. This volume contains a rich selection of poems from that time by rupert Brooke, and others known especially for their war poetry — as well as poems by such major poets as Robert Graves, Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, Thomas Hardy, Isaac Rosenberg, A.

Col. Housman, robert Bridges, and Rudyard Kipling. Included among a wealth of memorable verses are rupert brooke's "The Soldier, " "In the Pink" by Siegfried Sassoon, " Wilfred Owen's "Anthem for Doomed Youth, "In Flanders Fields" by Lieut. Mccrae, robert bridges' "to the united states of america, ivor gurney, '" as well as works by Walter de la Mare, Alice Meynell, " Thomas Hardy's "In Time of 'The Breaking of Nations, May Wedderburn Cannan, and Edward Thomas.

World War One British Poets: Brooke, Owen, Sassoon, Rosenberg and Others #ad - Moving and powerful, this carefully chosen collection offers today's readers an excellent overview of the brutal range of verse produced as poets responded to the carnage on the fields of Belgium and France.

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