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The enormous room

Author: E E Cummings
Publisher: New York : Modern library, 1949. ©1922.
Series: Modern library of the world's best books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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: Biographies
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Biography
Named Person: E E Cummings; E E Cummings
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E E Cummings
ISBN: 0394602145 9780394602141
OCLC Number: 4212893
Description: 332 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: I begin a pilgrimage --
En route --
A pilgrim's progress --
Le nouveau --
A group of portraits --
Apollyon --
An approach to the delectable mountains --
The wanderer --
Zoo-loo --
Surplice --
Jean Le Negre --
Three wise men --
I say good-bye to La Misere.
Series Title: Modern library of the world's best books.
Responsibility: by E.E. Cummings ; with an introduction by the author.

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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.

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