The Enormous Room

The Enormous Room

eBook - 2012
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One of the most important and popular American poets of the 20th century, e. e. cummings is best known for his brilliant and innovative verse and its distinctive lack of uppercase letters and conventional grammar. He was also a Cubist painter and a World War I veteran. At the age of 23, he abandoned his artistic pursuits for voluntary service as an ambulance driver in France. His military career culminated in a comedy of errors leading to his arrest and imprisonment for treason, as he memorably recounts in The Enormous Room. Cummings transforms a tale of unjust incarceration into a high-energy romp and a celebration of the indomitable human spirit that ranks with the best of its contemporaries, including the works of Hemingway and Dos Passos. This edition restores a significant amount of material deleted from the book's initial publication in 1922.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Dover Publications, 2012
ISBN: 9780486110929
Characteristics: text file
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Dec 29, 2013

It's rare, though not unheard of, to find a writer who excels at both poetry and prose (Hardy and Lawrence spring to mind). Edward Estlin Cummings will always be identified with his inventive, exuberant poetry, but wrote a pretty good novel, inspired by his experiences as a prisoner in World War I. It's a Pilgrim's Progress without God (typically modern) and makes a good companion book to John Dos Passos's "Three Soldiers."

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