Books: Virile Tang

THE BUCK IN THE SNOW—Edna St. Vincent Millay—Harpers ($2).

For ten years smart young women have been trying to rival with their versification Edna St. Vincent Millay. But she eludes them all with her impertinent patter—"a few figs from thistles"—and, in more serious vein, with her virile poetry culminating in the lyric drama which sang itself to Deems Taylor's opera The King's Henchman, produced sensationally at the Metropolitan.

The new collection includes a little of the patter, more of the lyric wisdom, and several of her compact...

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