Thesis - Open Access
Master of Arts (MA)
The second decade of the twentieth century brought to American Literature a renaissance in poetry which affected not only the course of American letters bt also the course of American culture as well. The beginning of this renaissance is marked by the publication of the Lyric Year in 1912 which purported to be a collection of new, fresh, and arresting poems by contemporary poets, both known and obscure. In this volume and into this renaissance appeared the teen-aged Edna St. Vincent Millay with her youthful "Renascence." Although the poem did not win a prize, over which there was an eruption of critical protest, readers "almost unanimously rated it the freshest, the most original, and certainly the best in the volume." From this auspicious beginning Miss Millay's presence was to be felt in American letters for the next forty years.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950 -- Criticism and interpretation
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Boultinghouse, Ann O., "The Narrow Room : A Critical Study of the Sonnet Sequences of Edna St. Vincent Millay" (1971). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3692.