A rare leather bound collector's edition of 100 Selected Poems by e.e. cummings, one of the major poets of this century
Easton Press, Norwalk, CT. "100 Selected Poems by e.e. cummings" Leather bound limited edition. Collector's Edition. 132 pp. Small pocket size. [16 cm]. Bound in brown leather with gilt ornamentation on covers and gilt title stamped on spine. All edges gilt. Cream satin page marker laid in. Peach moiré endpapers. From The Library of Great Poetry. Bound in genuine leather.
E. E. Cummings (1894-1962) was among the most influential, widely read, and revered modernist poets. His many awards included an Academy of American Poets Fellowship, two Guggenheim Fellowships, and the Bollingen Prize. Among his many volumes are The Enormous Room and Tulips & Chimneys.
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.
Edward Estlin Cummings (October 14, 1894 – September 3, 1962), often written in all lowercase as e e cummings, was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. He wrote approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays, and several essays. He is often regarded as one of the most important American poets of the 20th century. Cummings is associated with modernist free-form poetry. Much of his work has idiosyncratic syntax and uses lower-case spellings for poetic expression.
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“E.E. Cummings is a concentrate of titanic significance.”—Marianne Moore
“To my way of thinking Cummings is, within his field of personal emotion, the lyrical field, one of the inventors of our time. He puts his inventions down with an unexpected refurbishing of phrase and a filigree delicacy of hairbreadth exact statement that is a continual challenge.”—John Dos Passos
“No one else has ever made avant-garde, experimental poems so attractive both to the general and the special reader; since the early twenties, Cummings has been more widely imitated and easily appreciated than any other modernist poet.”—Randall Jarrell
“He has more control over language than any poet since Joyce. . . . Everybody delights in reading him.”—Karl Shapiro
“E.E. Cummings is a concentrate of titanic significance, ‘a positive character’; and only ingenuousness could attempt to suggest in a word the ‘heroic’ aspect of his painting, his poems, and his resistances. He does not make aesthetic mistakes.”—Marianne Moore
Some minor imperfections and small mark to the gilded page edges. Otherwise unread, with square and tight spine. The boards are flat and not curved. A wonderful bright clean copy with tight binding. No bumped corners and free of any other marks, writings or stamps. All photos of actual volume. No attached bookplate or indication of any removed. Includes extra unattached bookplate for your own personalization. Photos of actual item
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