Complete Poems, 1904-1962
This centennial edition of E. E. Cumming's Complete Poems, published in celebration of his birth on October 14, 1894, contains all of the poems published or designated for publication by the poet in his lifetime.At the time of his death in 1962, E. E. Cummings was, next to Robert Frost, the... show more
This centennial edition of E. E. Cumming's Complete Poems, published in celebration of his birth on October 14, 1894, contains all of the poems published or designated for publication by the poet in his lifetime.At the time of his death in 1962, E. E. Cummings was, next to Robert Frost, the most widely read poet in America. Combining Thoreau's controlled belligerence with the brash abandon of an uninhibited bohemian, Cummings, together with Pound, Eliot, and William Carlos Williams, helped bring about the twentieth-century revolution in literary expression. He is recognized on the one hand as the author of some of the most beautiful lyric poems written in the English language, and on the other as one of the most inventive American poets of his time—in the worlds of Richard Kostelanetz, "the major American poet of the middle-twentieth-century."
Publish date: April 17th 1994
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages no: 1136
Edition language: English
, 20th Century
, High School
, Poetry Plays
Another monumental tome of poetry completed! Cummings is confirmed as one of my favourite lyric poets, though, given his mature style, one can't really imagine singing a lot of them successfully. Technical aspects of his work have been much discussed; typographical and punctuational elements becam...
anyone lived in a pretty how town(with up so floating many bells down)spring summer autumn winterhe sang his didn’t he danced his did.Women and men(both little and small)cared for anyone not at allthey sowed their isn’t they reaped their samesun moon stars rainchildren guessed(but only a fewand down...
Just one of many volumes of poetry that have not received the attention they deserve. There is a long way to go with this one.
who knew? cummings writes some of the sexiest love poems around. move over Barry White. No. seriously. Move OVER.
Accept no substitutes. One of the few poetry books we had in my house when I was growing up, and one of my most dear.