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Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)

A selective list of online literary criticism from literaryhistory.com for Edna St. Vincent Millay, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer-reviewed sources


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An introduction to Edna St. Vincent Millay plus brief excerpts of reputable critical discussions of some poems. Modern American Poetry. (U of Illinois), ed. Cary Nelson.

"Edna St. Vincent Millay." Poetry Foundation. Encyclopedia-type introduction to the poet's themes, style and techniques, with a biography, bibliography, and samples of poems.

An introduction to Edna St. Vincent Millay from the Academy of American Poets.

Patton, John, ed. A teacher's guide for Edna St. Vincent Millay, includes brief summary of Millay's themes, style and historical context, questions for discussion, and a secondary bibliography. Educational publisher Heath

A secondary bibliography for Edna St. Vincent Millay with brief annotations of 295 critical and biographical studies of Millay, by Judith Nierman and John J. Patton, from the U of Maryland's Women's Studies Database, 1996. Also Introduction to the bibliography.

The Edna St. Vincent Millay Society web site. Includes information about Millay's home at Steepletop, where the poet lived and wrote for 25 years, "once a 700-acre private preserve of music, gardens, cocktails, dramatics and the bohemian lifestyle for which the poet was known."


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