I--Six Nonlectures


The author begins his "nonlectures" with the warning "I haven't the remotest intention of posing as a lecturer." Then, at intervals, he proceeds to deliver the following:

1. i & my parents

2. i & their son

3. i & selfdiscovery...

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The author begins his "nonlectures" with the warning "I haven't the remotest intention of posing as a lecturer." Then, at intervals, he proceeds to deliver the following:

1. i & my parents

2. i & their son

3. i & selfdiscovery

4. i & you & is

5. i & now & him

6. i & am & santa claus

These talks contain selections from the poetry of Wordsworth, Donne, Shakespeare, Dante, and others, including e.e. cummings. Together, it forms a good introduction to the work of e.e. cummings.

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Editorial Reviews

Six marvelously unconventional lectures...An aesthetic self-portrait and a definition of Mr. Cummings's 'stance' as a writer. Full of originality, high spirits, and aphoristic dicta, they express a credo of intense individualism.
Saturday Review
E. E. Cummings has given so much delight over the years--by his poetry, his painting, and his personality--that a deeply serious side of him, that of the dedicated man, has been overlooked...'i: Six Nonlectures,' should help to bring him into sharper focus; [it is] the autobiography of a man who, through all the strange deviations of a strange age, has remained true to himself--one, moreover, so completely creative that even his lectures, which he calls 'nonlectures,' offer new esthetic experiences...Seldom, indeed, has the subject of the creator and the creative faculty been so frankly and inspiringly present.
Nation - William Saroyan
What a book, what a poet, what a man, what a patriot, what a proud nation he is the first (and only?) citizen of--no, he didn't discover New Jersey, nuclear fission, or nucoa, just himself.
New England Quarterly
In flashes of the nonlecturing, and steadily in the readings, the always surprising freshness, the durability, the high-spirited and deep-rooted resources of E. E. Cummings' work are made apparent to us once more. For this sufficient reason, i is a blessing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674440104
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1991
  • Series: Charles Eliot Norton Lectures Series, #1952
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 618,186
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Meet the Author

Poet and Painter e.e. cummings was the Charles Eliot Norton lecturer at Harvard Univeristy for 1952-1953.
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Table of Contents

Nonlecture 1:

i & my parents

Nonlecture 2:

i & their son

Nonlecture 3:

i & selfdiscovery

Nonlecture 4:

i & you & is

Nonlecture 5:

i & now & him

Nonlecture 6:

i & am & santa clause

List of Readings

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