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E.E. Cummings - American Writers 87

E.E. Cummings - American Writers 87: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1969
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    E.E. Cummings - American Writers 87
    Book Description:

    E.E. Cummings. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5245-7
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. E. E. Cummings
    (pp. 5-44)

    Obedient to the world spirit of change, in the early decades of the twentieth century a group of notable poets, by diverging from traditional practices, transformed American poetry. The most thorough “smasher of the logicalities” among them was a transcendentalist: one who views nature as a state of becoming rather than as a stasis and who believes that the imaginative faculty in man can perceive the natural world directly. He was also a troubadour who said: “enters give/ whose lost is his found/ leading love/ whose heart is her mind.” He was not only poet but novelist, playwright, and painter....

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 45-48)