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Complete Poems, 1904-1962 by E.E. Cummings
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Mar 16, 08


This book is mammoth, and I regret I have yet to read it fully. cummings can be so frustrating that it is rather impossible to read this book from front to back like a good spy novel. But, his imagery is beautiful, and on occasion it feels as if your mind has grafted into his when everything begins to click into place... even when you have no idea what the hell he's talking about.
Right now, I'm about 40% of the way through, and that's okay. If I die at the age of 55, I'll probably have finished this book, and while I will not be happy that I am dead, I can say that my life was enriched.
It's also nice to see an author consistently get better at his craft as time passes. From the point of view of a writer, it's rather encouraging to watch a great mind work and struggle through earlier non-genius stages to eventually create masterpieces.
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