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Collected Lyrics of Edna St. Vincent Millay
Collected Lyrics of Edna St Vincent Millay Author:Edna St. Vincent Millay These two-hundred-odd lyrics, some of considerable length, have been selected by Miss Millay from her published poems. Arranged chronologically they follow the order of their original publication from Renascence to Huntsman, What Quarry? — Miss Millay's poetry has been acclaimed for its lyrical perfection, and its creator as on of America's fore... more »most poets. Robert P. Tristram Coffin wrote, "Going among her lyrics is like going into the woods before the leaves are completely out, going among the delicate tracery of shadows. . . Every breath is tuned, every line is true, every curve seems right." Elinor Wilie, in whose memory Miss Millay wrote some off the loveliest lyrics in Huntsman, What Quarry? said of her, "She is like nothing at all but herself: when she and this generation are gone, the die which stamped her style will be broken." And Carl Van Doren wrote of Renascence, "One of the loveliest of American poems. If it has the movement of a bird's flight, it has the ease of a bird's song."
These lyrics, collected for the first time, are presented in a volume designed as a companion to Miss Millay's Collected Sonnets.« less