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Blood Too Bright : Floyd Dell Remembers Edna St. Vincent Millay (Paperback) (Jerri Dell)
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One hundred years ago, Bohemian author and editor of the radical Masses magazine, Floyd Dell, began a passionate affair with a newcomer to Greenwich Village - the yet to be discovered "girl poet," Edna St. Vincent Millay. In the years that followed, both Dell and Millay became symbols of early 20th century feminism, rebellion and literary freedom. A century later, while poring over her grandfather Floyd's papers at Chicago's Newberry Library, Jerri Dell discovered hundreds of handwritten letters and an unpublished memoir about his love affair with Millay. Finding him as outlandish, entertaining and insightful as he was when she knew him fifty years before, she chose to bring him and his poet lover back to life within the pages of this book. Admirers of Edna Millay who coined the famous lines that begin My candle burns at both ends . . . - as well as Bohemian Village enthusiasts and readers interested in writers who famously influenced social norms - are sure to enjoy this eye-witness account of a fascinating woman and exceptional poet.
Number of Pages: 254
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Literary Collections
Publisher: Small Pr United
Author: Jerri Dell
Street Date: March 1, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-5515
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