Nancy Milford





Nancy Milford


Born
in Dearborn, Michigan, The United States
March 26, 1938

Genre


Nancy Milford (born March 26, 1938, in Dearborn, Michigan) is an American biographer.

Milford is best known for her book Zelda about F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife Zelda Fitzgerald. The book started out as her master's thesis and was published to broad acclaim in 1970. It was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, spent 29 weeks on The New York Times best-seller list, and has since been translated into 17 languages.

Her most recent book is Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay, which was published in 2001. She is currently working on a biography of Rose Kennedy.

Milford received her B.A. from the University of Michigan, then earned an M.A. (1964) and Ph.D. (1972) at Columbia University.

While considering writing
...more

Average rating: 4.0 · 14,470 ratings · 928 reviews · 6 distinct worksSimilar authors
Savage Beauty: The Life of ...

4.01 avg rating — 6,648 ratings — published 2001 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Zelda

3.94 avg rating — 6,365 ratings — published 1970 — 21 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Blessing

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1953
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Selected Poetry

by
4.19 avg rating — 1,552 ratings — published 1991 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Writer on Her Work

by
3.82 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 1980 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Christopher Wilmarth: Light...

by
2.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2004
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Nancy Milford…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“I am wild, if you like; but I stayed in my burrow a long, long time, - nibbling your straws and snapping at your fingers, but always just a little out of reach. Until at last I got to trust you so much that one day I ventured out for a minute, - and you threw rocks at me. And I will never come out again.”
Nancy Milford, Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay

“Well, I have lost you; and I lost you fairly; In my own way, and with my full consent. Say what you will, kings in a tumbrel rarely Went to their deaths more proud than this one went. Some nights of apprehension and hot weeping I will confess; but that’s permitted me; Day dried my eyes; I was not one for keeping Rubbed in a cage a wing that would be free. If I had loved you less or played you slyly I might have held you for a summer more, But at the cost of words I value highly, And no such summer as the one before. Should I outlive this anguish—and men do— I shall have only good to say of you.”
Nancy Milford, Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay

“In reality, there is no materialist like the artist, asking back from life the double and the wastage and the cost on what he puts out in emotional usury.”
Nancy Milford, Zelda

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Chicks On Lit: The Great Gatsby anyone? 92 73 Jan 24, 2011 05:36AM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Spring Challenge 2012: Completed Tasks -DO NOT DELETE ANY POSTS IN THIS TOPIC 2334 690 May 31, 2012 09:02PM  
Book Nook Cafe: Poetry - 466 248 Nov 27, 2012 07:46AM  
The Next Best Boo...: This topic has been closed to new comments. The Title Game 20481 14029 May 30, 2013 12:53PM  
The Next Best Boo...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Last Letter Game (Writers/Authors) 1715 1240 May 30, 2013 12:55PM  
Beyond Mr. Darcy:...: 2013 Alphabet Reading Challenge 7 35 Dec 23, 2013 05:58AM  
The 2018 Reading ...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Historical (Jan 2014) - What are you reading? 84 163 Jan 27, 2014 02:23AM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Nancy to Goodreads.