E. E. Cummings

E. E. Cummings

A Life

eBook - 2014
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From the author of American Bloomsbury ("Beguiling" --Publishers Weekly), Louisa May Alcott ("Fascinating . . . Another splendid piece of work with hidden depths by Susan Cheever"--Michael Korda), and Home Before Dark ("Moving and brilliantly restrained"--The New York Times Book Review), a major reassessment of the life and work of the novelist, painter, and playwright considered to be one of America's preeminent twentieth-century poets, our generation's beloved heretic. At the time of his death in 1962, at age sixty-eight, he was, after Robert Frost, the most widely read poet in the United States.E. E. Cummings was and remains controversial. He has been called "a master" (Malcolm Cowley); "hideous" (Edmund Wilson). James Dickey called him a "daringly original poet with more vitality and more sheer uncompromising talent than any other living American writer."In Susan Cheever's rich, illuminating biography we see Cummings's..
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014
ISBN: 9780307908674
Branch Call Number: EBOOK

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ChristchurchLib Apr 14, 2014

"A reassessment of the life and work of the preeminent 20th-century poet examines the idiosyncratic expressions that led to critical disagreements about his achievements, providing coverage of such topics as his Cambridge youth, Harvard education and relationships with fellow writers." Biography and Memoir April 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/43337901-34d1-4c84-b134-32954b837d7d?postId=71b729f6-9022-4878-baad-967f3a6f4063

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