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'Savage Beauty'

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Host Bob Edwards talks to Nancy Milford about her revealing new biography of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. They discuss Millay's rise from childhood poverty to national acclaim as a Pulitzer Prize winner; her notorious love life and Bohemian life style. Milford had access to Millay's notes and diaries. Among other things, she discovered Millay's addiction to morphine. And we hear an excerpt from a recording of Millay reading her poem, Love Is Not All. (7:34) (Stations: Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay, by Nancy Milford, is published by Random House; ISBN: 0394

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