Books: Love's Old Sweet Song

FATAL INTERVIEW—Edna St. Vincent Millay—Harper ($2). Now that Elinor Wylie is dead, Edna St. Vincent Millay has become by popular acclamation the foremost U. S. poetess. But Elinor Wylie had an unmistakably individual style; Edna St. Vincent Millay is distinguishable from the ruck of modern poets only by the uniformly high plane of her language, the clarity of her line. Like most of her fellows she is lyrical (i. e. plaintive). In this book of 52 sonnets love is all her plaint. Most tell of love lost, losing, or going out by...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!