By J. Alison Rosenblitt

ISBN-10: 0198767153

ISBN-13: 9780198767152

This quantity is a massive, ground-breaking learn of the modernist E. E. Cummings' engagement with the classics. together with his experimental shape and syntax, his irreverence, and his rejection of the intellectual, there are possibly few present readers who may identify Cummings if requested to spot 20th-century Anglophone poets within the Classical culture. yet for many of his existence, or even for ten or two decades after his loss of life, this can be what percentage readers and critics did see
Cummings. He specialized within the learn of classical literature as an undergraduate at Harvard, and his contemporaries observed him as a 'pagan' poet or a 'Juvenalian' satirist, with an Aristophanic feel of humour. In E.E. Cummings' Modernism and the Classics, Alison Rosenblitt goals to recuperate for the contemporary
reader this misplaced figuring out of Cummings as a classicizing poet. The ebook additionally comprises an variation of formerly unpublished paintings by means of Cummings himself, unearthed from archival examine. For the 1st time, the reader has entry to the complete scope of Cummings' translations from Horace, Homer, and Greek drama, in addition to brief items of classically-related prose, a brief 'Alcaics' and a formerly unknown and classicizing parody of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land. This new paintings is
exciting in its personal correct and necessary to realizing Cummings' improvement as a poet.

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This quantity is an important, ground-breaking research of the modernist E. E. Cummings' engagement with the classics. along with his experimental shape and syntax, his irreverence, and his rejection of the intellectual, there are likely few present readers who might identify Cummings if requested to spot 20th-century Anglophone poets within the Classical culture.

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