Wine from these Grapes

Hard Cover. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1934. Good.


Second printing, issued in the same month as the first. Publisher's three-quarter black cloth and green paper-covered boards with white paper spine label. A good copy with some soiling and insect damage to boards, light wear to extremities. Yost 49. Wine from These Grapes is a collection of poetry that delves into themes of death and passion, showing a more mournful side of Millay's characteristic lyrical style. The title poem describes Millay's persona crushing grapes into wine as she awaits her death: "Death, fumbling to uncover / My body in his bed, / Shall know / There has been one /Before him." Characteristic of Millay's work, the poet explores ideas of passion and love, bringing in death as an entity just as powerful.


Item #ESVM064

Price: $15.00