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...

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