The Enormous Room [NOOK Book]

Overview

Cummings thus spent over four months in the prison. He met a number of interesting characters and had many picaresque adventures, which he compiled into The Enormous Room. The book is written as a mix between Cummings' well-known unconventional grammar and diction and the witty voice of a young Harvard-educated intellectual in an absurd situation.

The title of the book refers to the large room where Cummings slept beside thirty or so other ...
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The Enormous Room

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Overview

Cummings thus spent over four months in the prison. He met a number of interesting characters and had many picaresque adventures, which he compiled into The Enormous Room. The book is written as a mix between Cummings' well-known unconventional grammar and diction and the witty voice of a young Harvard-educated intellectual in an absurd situation.

The title of the book refers to the large room where Cummings slept beside thirty or so other prisoners. However, it also serves as an allegory for Cummings' mind and his memories of the prison - such that when he describes the many residents of his shared cell, they still live in the "enormous room" of his mind.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781300101611
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 8/19/2012
  • Sold by: LULU PRESS
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 702 KB

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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  • Posted March 5, 2012

    This is one of the most remarkable books that I've ever read - a

    This is one of the most remarkable books that I've ever read - and I first flipped these pages 30+ years ago during my last year of college; the memories of this text stay with me still. How could anyone give these piece of writing less than '5' stars I'll never comprehend.

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