Fatal Interview, Sonnets

Hard Cover. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1931. First Edition. Very Good.

First edition, first printing, with publisher's code C-F. Publisher's three-quarter black cloth and grayish-purple paper-covered boards. A very good copy with some toning and wear to extremities and spine label, offsetting to endpapers, otherwise clean interior. Yost 42. In this collection of 52 sonnets, Millay conveys the modern complexities that accompany being in love, while relying on the traditional format of the sonnet. Her sonnets draw upon inspiration from her own life, particularly her relationship with the editor and poet George Dillon, whose personal copy of Fatal Interview was allegedly found to contain a note written by Millay that read, "These are all for you, my darling." Millay was known for her honest descriptions of sexuality, which takes a leading role in this work.

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Price: $25.00