Feminine Revolt and Self-Expression: A Study of Selected Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay
In the 1920s, Edna St. Vincent Millay was America's most read, most beloved poet. Critical biographer, Elizabeth Atkins gives some indication of Millay's nationally "intoxicating effect on people" in describing the reception of her second collection "A Few Figs from Thistles":To say it becomes popular conveys but a faint idea of the truth. Millay became, in effect, the unrivalled embodiment of sex appeal, the It-girl of the hour, the Miss America of the 1920s. It seemed there was hardly a literate young person in all the speaking English World who was not soon repeating
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