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The Resource E.E. Cummings : a life, Susan Cheever

E.E. Cummings : a life, Susan Cheever

Label
E.E. Cummings : a life
Title
E.E. Cummings
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Susan Cheever
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A major reassessment of the life and work of the novelist, painter, and playwright considered to be one of America's preeminent twentieth-century poets. Cummings was and remains controversial--called "a master" or "hideous." In Susan Cheever's rich biography we see his idyllic childhood years in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his sternly religious father and his loving, attentive mother. We see Cummings--slight, agile, playful, a product of a nineteenth-century New England childhood; his love of nature; his sense of fun, laughter, mimicry; his desire from the get-go to stand conventional wisdom on its head. At Harvard, he earned two degrees, discovered alcohol, fast cars, and burlesque, and raged against the school's exclusionary upper-class rule. He grew into a dark young man and set out on a lifelong course of rebellion against conventional authority. Headstrong and cavalier, he volunteered as an ambulance driver in World War I, working alongside Hemingway and Joyce. He permanently fled to Greenwich Village to be among other modernist poets of the day, and we see the development of both the poet and his work against the backdrop of modernism. Cheever's book gives us the evolution of an artist whose writing was at the forefront of what was new and daring and bold in an America in transition.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cheever, Susan
Dewey number
  • 811/.52
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3505.U334
LC item number
Z565 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cummings, E. E.
  • Cummings, Edward E
  • Cummings, E. E.
  • Cummings, Edward Estlin
  • Poets, American
  • Poets, American
  • Amerikanska poeter
Label
E.E. Cummings : a life, Susan Cheever
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: A visit to the masters school -- Odysseus returns to Cambridge -- 104 Irving Street -- Harvard -- The Western Front -- The enormous room -- Greenwich Village...Elaine and Nancy -- Anne Barton and Josef Stalin -- Eimi and Marion Morehouse -- No thanks -- Ezra Pound and Santa Claus -- Rebecca and Nancy -- I think I am falling in love with you. -- Readings ... a new career -- Victory and defeat -- Coda: Cummings' reputation in the twenty-first century -- Afterword: Patchin place
Control code
ocn830030316
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 213 pages
Isbn
9780307379979
Lccn
2013004225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023335744
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307379979
  • (OCoLC)830030316
Label
E.E. Cummings : a life, Susan Cheever
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: A visit to the masters school -- Odysseus returns to Cambridge -- 104 Irving Street -- Harvard -- The Western Front -- The enormous room -- Greenwich Village...Elaine and Nancy -- Anne Barton and Josef Stalin -- Eimi and Marion Morehouse -- No thanks -- Ezra Pound and Santa Claus -- Rebecca and Nancy -- I think I am falling in love with you. -- Readings ... a new career -- Victory and defeat -- Coda: Cummings' reputation in the twenty-first century -- Afterword: Patchin place
Control code
ocn830030316
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 213 pages
Isbn
9780307379979
Lccn
2013004225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023335744
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307379979
  • (OCoLC)830030316

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