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Elinor Wylie

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Elinor (Hoyt) Wylie (September 7, 1885December 16, 1928) was an American poet and novelist who was popular before World War II. She was a contemporary of Edna St. Vincent Millay.

In 1921, she published her first official collection of poetry, Nets to Catch the Wind, which gained her renown. Wylie was known for her sonnets, but her work was often overshadowed by her love life. She married three times, and had a son by her second husband. Her last marriage was to William Rose Benet, who was part of her literary circle.

Her novels which are delicately wrought and filled with ironic fancy, include Jennifer Lorn (1923), The Venetian Glass Nephew (1925), The Orphan Angel (1926), and Mr. Hodge and Mr. Hazard (1928).

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