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A Clinical and a Literary Example—Edna St. Vincent Millay

Leonard Shengold

in Haunted by Parents

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116106
eISBN:
9780300134681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116106.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the life of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. Her life illustrates how much independence, authenticity, accomplishment, and creativity can exist alongside the pathology that ... More


The Changing of the Poetic Guard (1915)

Peter Hulme

in The Dinner at Gonfarone's: Salomón de la Selva and His Pan-American Project in Nueva York, 1915-1919

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786942005
eISBN:
9781789623604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942005.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

An account is given of de la Selva’s teenage years in New York and Central America, before the focus moves to the last visit to New York of the greatest living poet in Spanish, the Nicaraguan Rubén ... More


Materializing Millay: The 1930s Radio Broadcasts

Lesley Wheeler

in Broadcasting Modernism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033495
eISBN:
9780813038315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033495.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins with an account of Edna St. Vincent Millay's on-air reading series, placing it in two contexts: the early history of broadcasting, and her own performance practices during ... More


Goading the Bull Moose (1917)

Peter Hulme

in The Dinner at Gonfarone's: Salomón de la Selva and His Pan-American Project in Nueva York, 1915-1919

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786942005
eISBN:
9781789623604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942005.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

As Woodrow Wilson finally announced that the USA would enter the war, New York continued to seethe with political and cultural activity. That winter de la Selva taught at Williams College and, ... More


Love and Sex

John Holmes

in Darwin's Bards: British and American Poetry in the Age of Evolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639403
eISBN:
9780748652174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639403.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the implications of the fact that humans are animals for how they think about love and sexual desire. Constance Naden's finest achievement as a comic poet is the series of four ... More


Poetry in the Age of Darwin

John Holmes

in Darwin's Bards: British and American Poetry in the Age of Evolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639403
eISBN:
9780748652174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639403.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter argues that both the so-called eclipse of Darwinism around the turn of the last century and disputes between current evolutionists have been overplayed. It then briefly addresses the ... More


Sex

Michael Ruse

in Darwinism as Religion: What Literature Tells Us about Evolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190241025
eISBN:
9780190241056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241025.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Christians and Darwinians obsess about sex. Darwin’s secondary mechanism of sexual selection was a gift to the novelists, who—from popular novelists like Edgar Rice Burroughs in his Tarzan series to ... More


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