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First Fig

First Fig

  

by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Talk about setting a high bar. Millay was a strapping 31 when she won a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923. We know, that seems old, but in Pulitzer years, she's practically a toddler. (Source.)

Want to know what it takes to get your college to write a glowing encomium about you? Ask Millay. When she was in school, she was repeatedly threatened with suspension. But now? (Source.)

According to this New York Times article, Millay had a "secret" marriage to Eugene Boissevain, right before she checked into the hospital with a severe bout of appendicitis. She sure knew how to pack a week full of events. (Source.)

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