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Girl Called Vincent : The Life of Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay (Hardcover) (Krystyna Poray Goddu)
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A Girl Called Vincent introduces middle-grade readers to the important American poet Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950). Millay captivated Americans with her beauty, talent, and panache and embodied the modern, liberated woman in the first half of the 20th century. The first woman ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, Millay lived a celebrated and sensational life; her volumes of poetry were enormous best-sellers even during the Depression, and audiences nationwide went wild when she recited her works on stage. Known as America’s greatest love poet, in the 1940s she became an ardent voice against the atrocities of war. Throughout her life until she died in October 1950, she was famous for both her passions and her poetry. Author Krystyna Poray Goddu traces her life’s journey from the irrepressible energy and independence of her youth in Maine to the bohemian fervor of her early adulthood in Greenwich Village and Paris to the demanding existence of a public personality. Including photos, full-length poems, plentiful letter and diary excerpts, a time line, source notes, and bibliography, this is an indispensable resource for any young person interested in poetry, literature, or biographies of remarkable people in American history.
Number of Pages: 208
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher: Independent Pub Group
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Krystyna Poray Goddu
Street Date: April 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-2376
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