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Edna St. Vincent Millay's Poems Selected for Young People Hardcover – 1951

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 113 pages
  • Publisher: Harper & Row; 1ST edition (1951)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0006AY8OS
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,483,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Judy K. Polhemus VINE VOICE on June 17, 2008
Format: Hardcover
As librarian of a small, private school, I am continuing work this summer in processing and automating all the books in the library. Today I came across two copies of "Edna St. Vincent Millay's Poems Selected for Young People," with both copies needing repair and new mylar protectors from all the wear and tear. However, neither has been checked out in the three years I have been in the school. This fall that will change.

A good librarian sets up situations that allows students to make acquaintance with particular books and particular writers. It is time they met Edna St. Vincent Millay. It is ironic in my own life circumstance because friends recently were discussing Ms Millay.

This book of sixty poems are gathered from four other volumes, making it a book of favorites from the foremost poet of the publication period, 1917. It includes the poem that first made her famous when she was fifteen years old, "Renascence." Also, "The Harp Weaver," that gave me cold chills the first time I ever read it years ago, is found here. Sonnets and nature poems are also included.

Millay grew up in Rockport, Maine and earned her degree from Vassar College. She won a Pulitzer Prize in poetry. Please refer to Wikipedia for more biographical information. Millay led a fascinating life.

This is the second stanza from "God's World"--

Long have I known a glory in it all,
But never knew I this;
Here such a passion is
As stretcheth me apart,--Lord, I do fear
Thou'st made the world too beautiful this year;
My soul is all but out of me,--let fall
No burning leaf; prithee, let no bird call.
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I bought this for my niece's Confirmation. There are poems to fit every mood, age, and sentiment. This would make a great gift for any young woman (or man) in your life.
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