A new volume in the Liveright series of Cummings reissues, offset from the authoritative Complete Poems 1904-1962.
Appearing for the first time in a Liveright paperback edition, 22 and 50 Poems combines twenty-two new poems from Cummings's Collected Poems (1938) with his 50 Poems (1940). Included are such favorites as "My father moved through dooms of love" and "anyone lived in a pretty how town," along with the usual Cummings dazzle of satirical epigrams, love poems, and syntactical anagrams.This edition is published in a uniform format with Is 5, Tulips & Chimneys, ViVa, XAIPE, and No Thanks.
|Publisher:||Liveright Publishing Corporation|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)|
About 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.