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The Enormous Room Paperback – 1 Jan 2011

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  • Paperback: 158 pages
  • Publisher: Digireads.com (1 Jan. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1420942743
  • ISBN-13: 978-1420942743
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.9 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 445,010 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

E. E. Cummings (1894 1962) was among the most influential, widely read, and revered modernist poets. His many awards included an Academy of American Poets Fellowship, two Guggenheim Fellowships, and the Bollingen Prize. Among his many volumes are The Enormous Room and Tulips & Chimneys.


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This is a superb allegory of the human condition under authoritarian regimes. Above all, Cummings shows with immense warmth and fellow-feeling the mixture of pettiness, selfishness and acts of decency that is life in captivity, and he holds officialdom and its bullying minions up to withering scorn.
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Linguistic mastery and dry humour at its best - both making the message of the novel all the more chilling. For its urgent appeal to humanity, this is a classic alongside E.M.Remarque, Ernest Hemingway, Alexander Solzhenytsyn, Primo Levi or Simon Wiesenthal. It is probably the most easily accessible of Cummings's work and I would recommend it to anyone who is being introduced to Cummings' writing and may feel put off by the complexity of his poetry.
This is one of the books one keeps reading over and over and never ceases to enjoy.
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An account of his time held in the "enormous room" of the title ..
Cummings gives us a rare view of humans surviving in situations that are completely out of their control.
The acceptance, the simple kindness, the beauty of the most damaged people .. Cummings describes with a depth of feeling that uplifts. . . gives hope.
I almost felt regret when he was moved and I'd not "see" the characters and the room again.
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An account of Cummings' incarceration in a French prison during World War One- a clear case of "guilt by association." This book is very readable, dryly funny and the use of language is amazing. Have you ever thought of anyone "wearing" a hand?
An excellent book.
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This book gives so much insight into cummings, not to mention it's just a great book. The characters are amazing; he certainly has a way with them. Totally great, and eaiser to read (a.k.a. understand quickly) than most of his poetry! (His other novel, Eimi, is also extememly interesting, but very difficult to read. It's like 200 pages of his wackier poems.) I would say, if you really want to get to know cummings, you have to read this book.
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I bought htis because I've always loved e e cumming's work, so decided to read about his life. Heart-warming story.
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