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by Elinor Wylie
In the 1920s Elinor Wylie's poetry and novels were critically acclaimed and enjoyed popularity in both the United States and England. Her poems were published in the "New Yorker, the "Century, the "New Republic, and the "Saturday Review of Literature, and she was described by contemporaries as an icon of the age. Much of the charm of Wylie's work is in her humor as well as ...more
Paperback, 238 pages
Published July 1st 2005 by Kent State University Press
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I began this collection with high hopes and a real liking of Elinor Wylie. But her poems are TOO MUCH. To me, most of them don't sing or change the air around you or put your heart in a vice. But poetry is poetry and who's to say what's good and what isn't. She was clearly a very intelligent woman and some of these works really sparkle but she certainly won't be replacing Millay in my heart.