Hist Whist

Hist Whist

e. e. cummings

Poetry

Now children can claim for their very own the puddle-wonderful (mudluscious) world where buds know better than books don't grow, where little itchy mousies with scuttling eyes rustle and run and hidehidehide, and the ree ray rye roh rowster shouts rawrOO. Cummings's poetry more than that of any other major American poet keeps faith with childhood. These twenty poems were selected by him and published privately in 1962. Hist Whist combines the original twenty poemes enfantins with the first appearance of the beautiful and evocative line drawings of the young California artist David Calsada. His sensitive pen has captured the spirit of Cummings's poems in its detailed rendering of a world that only poets and children can see.
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100 Selected Poems

100 Selected Poems

e. e. cummings

Poetry

e.e. cummings is without question one of the major poets of this century, and this volume, first published in 1959, is indispensable for every lover of modern lyrical verse. It contains one hundred of cummings's wittiest and most profound poems, harvested from thirty-five of the most radically creative years in contemporary American poetry. These poems exhibit all the extraordinary lyricism, playfulness, technical ingenuity, and compassion for which cummings is famous. They demonstrate beautifully his extrapolations from traditional poetic structures and his departures from them, as well as the unique synthesis of lavish imagery and acute artistic precision that has won him the adulation and respect of critics and poetry lovers everywhere.
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The Enormous Room

The Enormous Room

e. e. cummings

Poetry

"Of all the work by young men who have sprung up since 1920 one book survives—The Enormous Room by E. E. Cummings."—F. Scott FitzgeraldThe most notable work of fiction from our most beloved modernist poet, The Enormous Room was one of the greatest—yet still not fully recognized— American literary works to emerge out of World War I. Drawing on E. E. Cummings's experiences in France as a volunteer ambulance driver, this novel takes us through a series of mishaps that led to the poet's being arrested for treason and imprisoned. Out of this trauma Cummings produced a work like no other—a story of oppression and injustice told with his characteristic linguistic energy and unflappable exuberance, which celebrates the spirit of the individual and offers a brave and brilliant opposition in the face of the inhumanity of war.Illustrated with drawings Cummings made while imprisoned in France and featuring an illuminating new introduction by...
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A Miscellany (Revised)

A Miscellany (Revised)

e. e. cummings

Poetry

Confined to a private edition for decades, a forthcoming Cummings volume sheds further light on his prodigious vision and imagination.Formally fractured and yet gleefully alive and whole, E. E. Cummings's groundbreaking modernist poetry expanded the boundaries of language. In A Miscellany, originally released in a limited run in 1958, Cummings lent his delightfully original voice to "a cluster of epigrams," forty-nine essays, a poem, and three speeches from an unfinished play. Seven years later, George J. Firmage— editor of much of Cummings's work, including Complete Poems— broadened the scope of this idiosyncratic collection of Cummings's work, adding seven more poems and essays, and many of Cummings's unpublished line drawings.Together, these pieces paint a distinctive portrait of Cummings's eccentric, yet precise, genius. His essays explore everything from Cubism to the circus, equally quick to analyze his poetic contemporaries and satirize New...
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