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Renascence and Other Poems

Renascence and Other Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay
By: (1892-1950)

Renascence and Other Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay is a collection of poems that showcases the poet's raw emotions and profound insights. Millay's poems are filled with vivid imagery and thought-provoking themes that resonate with readers on a deep level.

One of the standout poems in the collection is "Renascence," which explores themes of rebirth and renewal. The poem is a powerful meditation on the cycle of life and death, and Millay's evocative language paints a vivid picture of the transformative power of nature.

Throughout the collection, Millay's lyricism shines through, capturing the beauty and pain of existence with equal grace. Her poems are both intensely personal and universally relatable, inviting readers to contemplate their own experiences and emotions.

Overall, Renascence and Other Poems is a timeless collection that showcases Millay's talent as a poet. Her words have a lasting impact, resonating with readers long after they have finished reading. This collection is a must-read for anyone who appreciates lyrical poetry that speaks to the complexities of the human experience.

Book Description:

The following is a recording of the first volume of poetry published by Edna St. Vincent Millay. When the author had graduated from high school, she couldn’t afford to go to college. In the summer of 1912, Vincent’s sister, Norma, found work as a waitress at a hotel near where they lived. One night, Norma insisted that Vincent attend a masquerade ball, given at the hotel, if only to get Vincent out of the house and to meet people. Vincent finally gave in, and while there, sang songs and recited “Renascence,” the first poem in this collection. This immediately won over the support of one “Miss Dow,” who would help Vincent raise enough money to attend Vassar College. From there, she would meet others and become fully entrenched in, and later a major influence on, the literary community. (According to Savage Beauty, by Nancy Milford.)

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Reviews (Rated: 1 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - December 26, 2014
Subject: Quality of Recording
I had such high hopes for this series of recording of Millay's poems. But those hopes were cruelly dashed by the very poor quality in the Renascence and Other Poems product. There is a loud and annoying humming noise within the recording. Unfortunately, that is not the only problem. Millay was a robust personality, not at all the sleepy voiced presentation which characterizes this recording. I rapidly deleted this offering. I am fond of public domain recordings and am thus somewhat reticent to complain. But, the works of Millay warrant a higher level of quality than is evidenced in this product. Avoid this recording. Dr. JLS

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