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Indigo Bunting: a memoir of Edna St. Vincent Millay

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Hardcover, 131 pages
Published May 5th 1988 by Schocken (first published 1973)
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El
Feb 28, 2013 El rated it really liked it
This is an Indigo Bunting. You're welcome.

And now this review sounds like NPR.

When I picked this up, I was a little uncertain how it would work. I knew it was a memoir of Vincent (Millay), but I couldn't make out in my head if it was a fictionalized memoir written by a friend, or if it was actually written by Vincent but highly edited by Sheean, and so I actually put off reading it for a while because it required too much thought and that was making me grumpy. Thinking, I mean.

But it really is S
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Carol
Mar 08, 2013 Carol rated it it was amazing
Sheean looks at the personal side of Millay and her genius. He discusses one memorable visit to her home near Austerlitz (on the coast of Maine) where she allowed him into her private sanctuary -- one with a huge window that had many winged visitors. Birds were a vital part of Millay's life and is seen in her poetry. This story is a brief glimpse into her private life -- which we are able to share.
Debra
Nov 11, 2012 Debra rated it really liked it
I'm not much in for memoirs or poetry, so was surprised to find myself enjoying this little book more than expected; it had alternative spiritually references I enjoyed reading, as well. Edna was an interesting woman and I loved all the bird references and her fascination with them. Her poems are easy to follow and are enlightening. I might even pick up a book of some of them.
Elaine Taft
Jun 18, 2014 Elaine Taft rated it it was amazing
Although Sheean may only have had the pleasure of visiting with Edna St. Vincent Millay on a few occasions, I feel his memoir depicts a better understanding of Millay's life than any lengthy biography could attempt to convey. Their relationship was on a much deeper level than some can hope to achieve in a lifetime..it was a Kantian als ob: as if their souls had bonded. His appreciation for her passion for poetry and nature allowed him to form a simply beautiful and rare relationship with her, ...more
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