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Elinor Wylie

1885 - 1928

The American poet and novelist, Elinor Wylie, was really popular in the United States during the 1920s and 1930s. Written from an aristocratic and traditionalist point of view, her works reflected the changes in American attitudes following World War I. Although she was popular in her lifetime, she gradually sank into oblivion after her death. Nonetheless, feminist critics have been studying her work again since the 1980s.


Classics

Escape

When foxes eat the last gold grape,
And the last white antelope is killed,
I shall stop fighting and escape
Into a little house I'll build.

But first I'll shrink to fairy size,
With a whispe... [+]


Classics

Wild Peaches

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When the world turns completely upside down
You say we’ll emigrate to the Eastern Shore
Aboard a river-boat from Baltimore;
We’ll live among wild peach trees, miles from town,
You’ll... [+]