Viva

Viva

by E. E. Cummings
     
 

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Fresh and candid, but turns earthy, defiant, and romantic, E. E. Cummings' poems celebrate the uniqueness of each individual, the need to protest the dehumanizing force of organizations, and the exuberant power of love.
First published in 1931, ViVa contains four of E. E. Cummings' most experimental poems as well as some of his most memorable. The volume

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Fresh and candid, but turns earthy, defiant, and romantic, E. E. Cummings' poems celebrate the uniqueness of each individual, the need to protest the dehumanizing force of organizations, and the exuberant power of love.
First published in 1931, ViVa contains four of E. E. Cummings' most experimental poems as well as some of his most memorable. The volume includes such no-famous celebrations as "i sing of Olaf glad and big" and "if there are any heavens my mother will (all be herself) have," along with such favorites as "Space being (don't forget to remember) Curved," "a clown's smirk in the skull of a baboon," and "somewhere I have never traveled, gladly beyond."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871401694
Publisher:
Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

E. E. Cummings (1894–1962) was among the most influential, widely read, and revered modernist poets. He was also a playwright, a painter, and a writer of prose. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he studied at Harvard University and, during World War I, served with an ambulance corps in France. He spent three months in a French detention camp and subsequently wrote The Enormous Room, a highly acclaimed criticism of World War I. After the war, Cummings returned to the States and published his first collection of poetry, Tulips & Chimneys, which was characterized by his innovative style: pushing the boundaries of language and form while discussing love, nature, and war with sensuousness and glee. He spent the rest of his life painting, writing poetry, and enjoying widespread popularity and success.

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