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Renascence and Other Poems

Edna St. Vincent Millay

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.) (Summary by Linda Leu)

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.) (Summary by Linda Leu)
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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.) (Summary by Linda Leu)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

1h 13m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:58