Saturday, January 28, 2017

MILLAY | One of Top 5 Authors in 1936

Edna St. Vincent Millay
In 1936, readers of the quarterly for book collectors, The Colophon, picked the authors whose works they believed would be considered classics in the year 2000.

Sinclair Lewis, author of the 1935 hit It Can’t Happen Here, was #1. 

Lewis was the first American to win the Nobel Prize for literature, five years earlier. 

Millay (who married Inez Milholland's widower, Eugen Boissevain) ranked #4. 

Here are the top five, in order: Sinclair LewisWilla CatherEugene O’NeillEdna St. Vincent MillayRobert Frost. 

Sinclair Lewis's 1935 book is being rediscovered today. Reality has caught up with this forecast.

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