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E. E. Cummings' modernism and the classics : each imperishable stanza

Author: J Alison Rosenblitt
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016. ©2016
Series: Classical presences.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"This volume is a major, ground-breaking study of the modernist E. E. Cummings' engagement with the classics. With his experimental form and syntax, his irreverence, and his rejection of the highbrow, there are probably few current readers who would name Cummings if asked to identify 20th-century Anglophone poets in the Classical tradition. But for most of his life, and even for ten or twenty years after his death,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: E E Cummings; E E Cummings; E E Cummings
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Alison Rosenblitt
ISBN: 9780198767152 0198767153
OCLC Number: 935690582
Description: xxii, 370 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: E. E. CUMMINGS AS A CLASSICAL POET; CHILDHOOD, HARVARD, AND PAGANISM; THE GREAT WAR AND BEYOND; CUMMINGS, CLASSICS, AND MODERNISM; TRANSLATIONS, FURTHER VERSE, AND PROSE BY E. E. CUMMINGS
Series Title: Classical presences.
Responsibility: J. Alison Rosenblitt.

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This volume is a major, ground-breaking study of the modernist E. E. Cummings' engagement with the classics. It explores the significance of Cummings' Harvard training as a Classicist to his  Read more...

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