E E Cummings Modernism and the Classics

Eight Harvard Poets is a direct window onto Cummings' formative literary environment—although there are very few original copies of the book, in part because one of the contributors regretted his youthful poetic misadventures to the ...

E  E  Cummings  Modernism and the Classics

This volume is a major, groundbreaking study of the modernist E. E. Cummings' engagement with the classics. With his experimental form and syntax, his irreverence, and his rejection of the highbrow, there are probably few current readers who would name Cummings if asked to identify twentieth-century Anglophone poets in the classical tradition. But for most of his life, and even for ten or twenty years after his death, this is how many readers and critics did see Cummings. He specialized in the study of classical literature as an undergraduate at Harvard and his contemporaries saw him as a "pagan' poet" or a "Juvenalian" satirist, with an Aristophanic sense of humor. In E.E. Cummings' Modernism and the Classics, Alison Rosenblitt aims to recover for the contemporary reader this lost understanding of Cummings as a classicizing poet. The book also includes an edition of previously unpublished work by Cummings himself, unearthed from archival research. For the first time, the reader has access to the full scope of Cummings' translations from Horace, Homer, and Greek drama, as well as two short pieces of classically-related prose, a short "Alcaics" and a previously unknown and classicizing parody of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land. This new work is exciting in its own right and essential to understanding Cummings' development as a poet.

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Eight Harvard Poets
Language: en
Pages: 118
Authors: Edward Estlin Cummings, John Dos Passos, Robert Hillyer
Categories: American poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1917 - Publisher:

Books about Eight Harvard Poets
E. E. Cummings' Modernism and the Classics
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: J. Alison Rosenblitt
Categories: American poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-29 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This volume is a major, groundbreaking study of the modernist E. E. Cummings' engagement with the classics. With his experimental form and syntax, his irreverence, and his rejection of the highbrow, there are probably few current readers who would name Cummings if asked to identify twentieth-century Anglophone poets in the
The Revolutionary Imagination
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Alan M. Wald
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1983 - Publisher: UNC Press Books

Revolutionary Imagination: The Poetry and Politics of John Wheelwright and Sherry Mangan
Dos Passos
Language: en
Pages: 624
Authors: Virginia Spencer Carr, Donald Pizer
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-11-11 - Publisher: Northwestern University Press

An intimate biography of a great American writer
The Beauty of Living: E. E. Cummings in the Great War
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: J. Alison Rosenblitt
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-21 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

An incisive biography of E. E. Cummings’s early life, including his World War I ambulance service and subsequent imprisonment, inspirations for his inventive poetry. E. E. Cummings is one of our most popular and enduring poets, one whose name extends beyond the boundaries of the literary world. Renowned for his