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Savage beauty

the life of Edna St. Vincent Millay

1st ed.

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Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Thirty years after the smashing success of Zelda, Nancy Milford returns with a stunning second act. Savage Beauty is the portrait of a passionate, fearless woman who obsessed American ever as she tormented herself.If F. Scott Fitzgerald was the hero of the Jazz Age, Edna St. Vincent Millay, as flamboyant in her love affairs as she was in her art, was its heroine. The first woman ever to win the Pulitzer Prize, Millay was dazzling in the performance of herself. Her voice was likened to an instrument of seduction and her impact on crowds, and on men, was legendary. Yet beneath her studied act, all was not well. 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. As a family, they were like real-life Little Women, with a touch of Mommie Dearest.Nancy Milford was given exclusive access to Millay's papers, and what she found was an extraordinary treasure. 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. Written with passion and flair, Savage Beauty is an iconic portrait of a woman's life.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Genre
Biography

The Physical Object

Pagination
xvi, 550 p.
Number of pages
550

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23245781M
Internet Archive
savagebeautylif000milf
ISBN 10
039457589X, 0375760814
LC Control Number
2001018598
Library Thing
18134
Goodreads
574243
12335
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