A splendid biography that gets at the heart and soul of cummings, written in a lyrical, informative, and loving manner like all of csl's books, a must read for the literary enthusiast. The love poems and religious poems represent cummings's greatest achievements for example, somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond is one of the finest love poems in the english language, and cummings's poem on the death of his beloved father, my father moved through dooms of love, is a profoundly moving tribute. A closer look at a couple poems by ee cummings, as well as a breif biography of his life. Ee cummings, in full edward estlin cummings, (born october 14, 1894, cambridge, massachusetts, us—died september 3, 1962, north conway, new hampshire), american poet and painter who first attracted attention, in an age of literary experimentation, for his unconventional punctuation and phrasing.
Life early years edward estlin cummings was born on october 14, 1894, in cambridge, massachusetts, to edward cummings and the former rebecca haswell clarke, a well-known unitarian couple in the city. The son of edward cummings, a unitarian minister of the south congregational church in boston, and rebecca haswell clarke cummings's mother encouraged him from an early age to write verse and to keep a journal. Learn more about the life of american poet ee cummings, whose love lyrics and erotic poetry are still popular with readers today, at biographycom ee cummings was a 20th century poet and.
Ee cummings: biography & author ee cummings was an unusual, yet highly acclaimed writer of the 20th century his style of writing was much different than that of any other contemporary or even 18th and 19th century writers. E e cummings (1894-1962) was born and brought up in cambridge massachusetts, and is remembered above all for his startling innovations in syntax and typography his early experiments in poetry whilst still a child were encouraged by liberal parents to whom cummings remained close, particularly his father, a professor of sociology and political science at harvard, and a unitarian minister. Hello poetry is a poetry community that raises money by advertising to passing readers like yourself if you're into poetry and meeting other poets, join us to remove ads and share your poetry. Alan cheuse reviews ee cummings: a life, a new biography by susan cheever, and discusses the origins of his own fascination with the american poet melissa block, host: spring 1958, the poet.
Ee cummings: a biography is a definitive account of the poet's turbulent life, a 600-page saga that includes some of the most colorful personalities of the modernist period: hart crane and ezra pound, marianne moore and john dos passos cummings, born in 1894, was part of the generation that returned from world war i ready to demolish. Ee cummings' biography edward estlin cummings dreamed of becoming a poet from a very early age (personalcarthageedu ) estlin's mother, rebecca cummings, introduced him to literature and writing, and his father, edward cummings, nourished estlin's writing skills. Christopher sawyer-lauçanno has written a substantial biography of e e cummings, an american poet who gained great popularity and critical acclaim in his lifetime and who, over forty years. Cummings, e e, (14 oct 1894- 3 sept 1962), poet and painter, was born edward estlin cummings in cambridge, massachusetts, the son of edward cummings, a unitarian minister of the south congregational church in boston, and rebecca haswell clarke.
Ee cummings wrote a lot of erotic poetry especially during the time he was having an affair with the wife of one of his friends from harvard this poem with its humor, sexual tension and playful words is perhaps the most famous among cummings' erotic poems. Death sobered ee to write about more important facets of life cummings began his new era of poetry by paying tribute to his father's memory in his poem, my father moved through dooms of love (lane p 41ñ43. Ee cummings: the life of america's experimental poet edward estlin cummings was born october 14, 1894 in the town of cambridge massachusetts his father, and most constant source of awe, edward cummings, was a professor of sociology and political science at harvard university. As one of the most innovative poets of his time, edward estlin (ee) cummings experimented with poetic form and language to create a distinct personal style a typical cummings poem is spare and precise, employing a few key words eccentrically placed on the page.
Ee cummings' childhood and youth is the main reason he got involved in poetry he was born on october 14, 1894 in cambridge, massachusetts when he was a kid, his mother instilled a love of language and play into him, beginning his journey of poetry (edward estlin cummings. E e cummings - poet - edward estlin cummings is known for his radical experimentation with form, punctuation, spelling, and syntax he abandoned traditional techniques and structures to create a new, highly idiosyncratic means of poetic expression. Edward estlin cummings, popularly known as e e cummings, with the abbreviated form of his name often written by others in all lowercase letters as e e cummings, was an american poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright his body of work encompasses approximately 2,900 poems, an.
Over the course of a 45-year career, cummings wrote many traditional poems, at least poems that would look like poems if viewed at arm's length. The first of two children born to edward cummings and rebecca haswell clarke, e e cummings was raised in a curious milieu for a rebel poet he virtually grew up in harvard yard and was.