"No one else has ever made avant-garde, experimental poems so attractive to both the general and the special reader."—Randall JarrellThe one hundred and fifty-six poems here, arranged in twelve sections and introduced by E. E. Cummings's biographer, include his most popular poems, spanning... show more
"No one else has ever made avant-garde, experimental poems so attractive to both the general and the special reader."—Randall JarrellThe one hundred and fifty-six poems here, arranged in twelve sections and introduced by E. E. Cummings's biographer, include his most popular poems, spanning his earliest creations, his vivacious linguistic acrobatics, up to his last valedictory sonnets. Also featured are thirteen drawings, oils, and watercolors by Cummings, most of them never before published. The selection includes most of the favorites plus many fresh and surprising examples of Cummings's several poetic styles. The corrected texts established by George J. Firmage have been used throughout.
Publish date: August 17th 2007
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
Playful, romantic, sometimes deep and sometimes silly.I am not a fan of poesy but "I carry your heart" is one of my favourite poems.
Another collection I wish I could give 5 stars to. Cummings was truly a wordsmith and I was in awe by several of his beautiful poems. However, at times I felt as though I was reading Finnegan’s Wake; some of the poems were just a bit too crazy and nonsensical.And as for favourites, here’s mine:“some...
"I'd rather learn from one bird how to singthan teach ten thousand stars how not to dance"I have always been a little intimidated by E. E. Cummings' poetry. Just one look at one of his futuristic experiments with syntax and punctuation was more than enough to convince me that he was too difficult fo...
I don't know much about poetry (that sounds like a song), so I might be way off base here, but I really can't decide if e.e. cummings was a revolutionary poet. Some of his poetry is thought-provoking or whimsical or structurally unique and completely great; other poems seem juvenile or overly fixate...
English is not a language that lends itself to beautiful poetry, and cummings was one of the few who have accomplished it. Anyone who loves poetry will love e.e. cummings. "anyone lived in a pretty how town" and "i carry your heart" are personal favorites.