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In 1917 young Edward Estlin Cummings went to France as a volunteer with a Red Cross ambulance unit on the western front. But his free-spirited, insubordinate ways soon got him tagged as a possible enemy of La Patrie, and he was summarily tossed into a French concentration camp at La Ferte-Mace in Normandy. Under the vilest conditions, Cummings found fulfillment of his ever elusive quest for freedom. The Enormous Room, his account of his four-month confinement, reads like a latter-day Pilgrim's Progress, a journey...
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1978 Paperback Very Good W W Norton & Co Inc 1978 Light wear to glossy cover, clean tight bright unmarked text xxvi+275 pages. In Plastic. Product DescriptionA rambunctious ... modern novel by the twentieth century's most inventive poet. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1894, Edward Estlin Cummings rebelled against the prevailing values of his Harvard and Unitarianism--steeped milieu. His relentless search for personal freedom led him to Greenwich Village in early 1917, where he established himself as a Modernist, composing his sui generis poems and abstract paintings. Later that year, he impulsively joined the war, serving in a Red Cross ambulance unit on the Western Front. His free-spirited, combative ways, however, soon got him tagged as a possible enemy of La Patrie, and he was summarily tossed into a French concentration camp at La Ferte-Mace in Normandy. Unexpectedly, under the vilest conditions, Cummings found fulfillment of his ever-elusive quest for freedom. The Enormous Room (1922), the fiction Read more Show Less

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In 1917 young Edward Estlin Cummings went to France as a volunteer with a Red Cross ambulance unit on the western front. But his free-spirited, insubordinate ways soon got him tagged as a possible enemy of La Patrie, and he was summarily tossed into a French concentration camp at La Ferte-Mace in Normandy. Under the vilest conditions, Cummings found fulfillment of his ever elusive quest for freedom. The Enormous Room, his account of his four-month confinement, reads like a latter-day Pilgrim's Progress, a journey into dispossession, to a place among the most debased and deprived of human creatures. Cummings's hopeful tone reflects the essential paradox of his existence: to lose everything is to become free, and so to be saved.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871401199
  • Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 9/28/1978
  • Series: Twentieth-Century Classics
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 302
  • Product dimensions: 1.18 (w) x 0.35 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

E. E. Cummings (1894–1962) was among the most influential, widely read, and revered modernist poets. His many awards included an Academy of American Poets Fellowship, two Guggenheim Fellowships, and the Bollingen Prize. Among his many volumes are The Enormous Room and Tulips & Chimneys.

Susan Cheever, a novelist and memoirist and the author of
E. E. Cummings: A Life, lives in New York.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Text
I I Begin a Pilgrimage 3
II En Route 18
III A Pilgrim's Progress 29
IV Le Nouveau 47
V A Group of Portraits 86
VI Apollyon 112
VII An Approach to the Delectable Mountains 134
VIII The Wanderer 164
IX Zoo-Loo 175
X Surplice 192
XI Jean Le Negre 204
XII Three Wise Men 223
XIII I Say Good-bye to La Misere 238
Glossary 253
App: Introduction 273
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