E.E. Cummings

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 149 pages
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Even before his groundbreaking style helped change the landscape of American poetry, E. E. Cummings was going against the grain. Defying the traditionalists of the early 20th century, Cummings lived a life devoted to the shifting archetypes of art and literature, and wrote some of the most celebrated poetry of the modern era. Nearly a century after his first works were published, E. E. Cummings is still inspiring readers. Noted nonfiction writer Catherine Reef provides a well-rounded portrait of Cummings while examining the culture in which he lived as he developed his craft. Serving as both an exploration of his rich and sensational life as well as a foundation from which readers can learn about his work, this comprehensive biography includes Cummings’s original sketches and paintings, quotes from friends and family, photographs, and the poetry of Cummings and his peers. Bibliography, endnotes, index.
  

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User Review  - jcarroll12 - LibraryThing

A detailed and resourceful book of cummings' biography, influences, and poetic style. When we cover this poet during our poetry unit, we usually review the textbook's biography which hints at his ... Read full review

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

Biography of Cummings aimed at middle/high schoolers. Quick and thorough, an interesting read with the bonus of a photograph of the genesis of "Buffalo Bill's /defunct". Read full review

Contents

little i
1
An Unknowable Bird
14
High and Clea Adventure
23
Love and Telegrams Poems and Soldiering
36
Firstness
48
Griefs of Joy
62
The High Wire
74
Never Born Enough
87
Such Mysteries
112
Notes
128
Glossary
137
Selected Bibliography
139
Major Published Works of EE Cummings
141
Photo Credits
142
Index
143
Copyright

True Wars Are Never Won
100

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About the author (2006)

Catherine Reef is the author of more than 35 nonfiction books for young people. Her books for Clarion include the highly acclaimed JOHN STEINBECK and SIGMUND FREUD, which was the recipient of the 2002 Sydney Taylor Award, presented by the Association of Jewish Libraries. She lives in College Park, Maryland.

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