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E. E. Cummings

E. E. Cummings (1894–1962) was among the most influential, widely read, and revered modernist poets. He was also a playwright, a painter, and a writer of prose. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he studied at Harvard University and, during World War I, served with an ambulance corps in France. He spent three months in a French detention camp and subsequently wrote The Enormous Room, a highly acclaimed criticism of World War I. After the war, Cummings returned to the States and published his first collection of poetry, Tulips & Chimneys, which was characterized by his innovative style: pushing the boundaries of language and form while discussing love, nature, and war with sensuousness and glee. He spent the rest of his life painting, writing poetry, and enjoying widespread popularity and success.

Books by E. E. Cummings

  • 9780871401724 72

    No Thanks

    E. E. Cummings, George James Firmage

    Paperback, 1999

    Reissued in an edition newly offset from the authoritative Complete Poems 1904-1962, edited by George James Firmage.
  • 9780871401762 72

    Etcetera: The Unpublished Poems of E. E. Cummings

    E. E. Cummings, George James Firmage, Richard S. Kennedy

    Paperback, 2001

    A new volume in the Liveright series of Cummings reissues, offset from the authoritative Complete Poems 1904-1962.
  • 9780871401779 72

    22 and 50 Poems

    E. E. Cummings, George James Firmage

    Paperback, 2001

    A new volume in the Liveright series of Cummings reissues, offset from the authoritative Complete Poems 1904-1962.
  • 9780871401809 72

    One Times One

    E. E. Cummings

    Paperback, 2002

    A paperback collection newly offset from Complete Poems 1904-1962 with an afterword by the Cummings scholar George James Firmage.
  • 9780871401816 72

    95 Poems

    E. E. Cummings, George James Firmage

    Paperback, 2002

    A paperback collection newly offset from Complete Poems 1904-1962 with an afterword by the Cummings scholar George James Firmage.
  • 9780871406583 72

    Fairy Tales

    E. E. Cummings, George James Firmage, Meilo So

    Hardcover, 2004

    These whimsical, timeless tales, by one of our most treasured poets, will appeal to any generation.
  • 9780871406590 72

    Erotic Poems

    E. E. Cummings, George James Firmage

    Paperback, 2010

    E. E. Cummings’s erotic poems and drawings gathered in a single volume.
  • 9780871409287 72

    The Enormous Room

    E. E. Cummings, Susan Cheever, George James Firmage

    New Edition, Paperback, 2014

    “Of all the work by young men who have sprung up since 1920 one book survives—The Enormous Room by E. E. Cummings.”—F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • 9780871406538 72

    A Miscellany

    E. E. Cummings, George James Firmage

    Revised, Hardcover, 2018

    Confined to a private edition for decades, this volume sheds further light on E.E. Cummings’s prodigious vision and imagination.