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As a poet, Cummings was a pioneer not only in linguistic and typographic inventions, but also in sound and concrete poetry. But his prose is no less experimental; he wrote memoirs, essays, and fiction that are constantly provocative and often radically experimental. This is a selection of Cumming's more avant-garde poetry and prose.
Paperback, 310 pages
Published December 17th 1999 by Liveright Publishing Corporation (first published 1996)
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I'm not going to review all of the e.e. cummings collections that I own (there are way too many as I have this thing about collecting them). What I will say is that cummings has this totally selfish/creative/lovely/beautiful/erotic way of writing that just gets me every time. There is rarely a poem of his that I've read that I don't like. He's modern and writes very much that way, and I love his playful use of punctuality and grammar as a means of conveying his emotions. If you've never read cum...more
What I love about ee cummings is that heisdiff:errrrent. He doesn't pay attention to capitilization, punctuation, or grammar rules. He strings words together beautifully and stirs up emotions you never knew you had. ee cummings seriously makes me smile. His poetry and prose is like a decoding a secret language, and you have to analyze every line. You can't skim his work so maybe that's the point, maybe he wants you to feel his words, not to read them. Well, ee, it works for me.
Paula Urdaneta
Cummings cambio mi modo de concebir la poesía y me ha inspirado a probar nuevas formas y a salirme de los tradicionalismos. Creo que es una lectura que deberíamos hacer todos.

Cummings changed my way of thinking about poetry and has inspired me to get out and try new things. I think everyone should read it.
I appreciate what Cummings did with language, but I can't see myself going back to these over and over like I do with his "since feeling is first". Nothing really spoke to the heart of me, just to aesthetic pleasure, so it's not a 5 star book for me.
I really appreciate that the editors included such a wide-range of Cummings' writing (including translations, book chapters, prose, etc.) I enjoyed his poetry and feel like I know him better as a whole-artist for the wide range introduced in the book.
Alex Larrison
This is such a cool, unique, collection of the lesser known cummings poems. The pages of analysis and biography are very useful and well-written, definitely worth the read for anyone with interest in cummings' life and work.
I have a rat named after this man. Is that okay?

His poetry n' prose makes me want to put thoughts on paper without obsessing over the process. m a a a y b e hewillevenhelpme lose my addiction to correct grammar and format.
Feb 24, 2008 LooseLips rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: poets. non poets. flower buyers.
Shelves: poetry
cummings just makes me happy. even if it is sad happy. and he makes me want to be the kind of person who notices ants and red specks in the carpet. and who buys flowers for herself just because they look nice in kitchenlight.
Corinne Wahlberg
Jun 23, 2007 Corinne Wahlberg rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: lovers of language
Shelves: poetry
I heart e. e.

I can recite "love is more thicker than forget" by heart. this is a great collection. great erotic poetry.
Stephanie Brooks
The categories/chapters are great: language poems, Erotic Poetry, Film Scenario, Language experiments, etc.
Great compilation with a variety of Cummings's works put together!
Garrett Bryant
E.E. Cummings brilliant Essential. joyouswonderousness
Bob Gilbert
Love Love love e.e.C
A master piece!!!
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Edward Estlin Cummings was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on October 14, 1894. He began writing poems as early as 1904 and studied Latin and Greek at the Cambridge Latin High School.

He received his BA in 1915 and his MA in 1916, both from Harvard University. His studies there introduced him to the poetry of avant-garde writers, such as Gertrude Stein and Ezra Pound.

In 1917, Cummings published a...more
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