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"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, Richard S. Kennedy, 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.

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"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, Richard S. Kennedy, 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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780871401540
  • Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 8/17/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 101,674
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2010

    Cummins is wonderful,

    Cummings is a great poet, and I love his work. With that being said, this book is difficult to read because of the excessivly annoying introductions to each section of poems it contains. I am a person who wants to read the poetry myself, not to have it analyzed for me and I really do not appriciate these analysies being stuck stratigicly through the book making them very difficult to ignore. Overall, I belive it would be a better idea to buy a different copy of Cumming's work. I would rather the book was just left as Cummings's work only.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2005

    A poem is worth a thousand pictures

    If you love poetry, real poetry of a literary caliber (i.e. not most love poems save for John Donne's and company) then you shouldn't dare call your bookshelf a library without at least one copy of an E.E. Cummings book. He not only uses rhymed verse, but experiments in all forms of poetry from classical Shakespearean sonnets to modern/post-modern style poems that achieve aesthetic greatness. Cummings blends his love of and expertice in art with his legendary abilities of the written word. Wow! If you love quality literature and/or art in any form, this book should be your Bible short of the real thing...

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