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The enormous room

Author: E E Cummings; Samuel Hynes
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1999.
Series: Penguin twentieth-century classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1917 young Edward Estlin Cummings went to France as a volunteer with a Red Cross ambulance unit on the western front. But his free-spirited, insubordinate ways soon got him tagged as a possible enemy of La Patrie, and he was summarily tossed into a French concentration camp at La Ferte-Mace in Normandy." "Under the vilest conditions, Cummings found fulfillment of his ever elusive quest for freedom. The Enormous  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Fictional autobiographies
War fiction
Autobiographical fiction
War stories
Material Type: Biography, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E E Cummings; Samuel Hynes
ISBN: 0141181249 9780141181240
OCLC Number: 39756767
Description: xx, 278 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Samuel Hynes --
I.I Begin a Pilgrimage --
II. En Route --
III. Pilgrim's Progress --
IV. Le Nouveau --
V. Group of Portraits --
VI. Apollyon --
VII. Approach to the Delectable Mountains --
VIII. Wanderer --
IX. Zoo-Loo --
X. Surplice --
XI. Jean Le Negre --
XII. Three Wise Men --
XIII. I Say Good-bye to La Misere --
App: Introduction / Edward Cummings.
Series Title: Penguin twentieth-century classics.
Responsibility: E.E. Cummings ; edited with an introduction and glossary by Samuel Hynes.
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"In 1917 young Edward Estlin Cummings went to France as a volunteer with a Red Cross ambulance unit on the western front. But his free-spirited, insubordinate ways soon got him tagged as a possible enemy of La Patrie, and he was summarily tossed into a French concentration camp at La Ferte-Mace in Normandy." "Under the vilest conditions, Cummings found fulfillment of his ever elusive quest for freedom. The Enormous Room, his account of his four-month confinement, reads like a latter-day Pilgrim's Progress, a journey into dispossession, to a place among the most debased and deprived of human creatures. Cummings's hopeful tone reflects the essential paradox of his existence: to lose everything is to become free, and so to be saved."--Jacket.

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