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E.E. Cummings: A Life

E.E. Cummings: A LifeThe great poet E.E. Cummings often came across as playful and full of wonder in verse but could be dark, seething, and prone to anti-Semitic sentiments in...E.E. Cummings: A LifeBiographyThe great poet E.E. Cummings often came across as playful and full of wonder in verse but could be dark, seething, and prone to anti-Semitic sentiments in...2014-02-14Pantheon
E.E. CUMMINGS: A LIFE Susan Cheever

E.E. CUMMINGS: A LIFE Susan Cheever

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E.E. Cummings: A Life

Genre: Biography; Author: Susan Cheever; Publisher: Pantheon

The great poet E.E. Cummings often came across as playful and full of wonder in verse but could be dark, seething, and prone to anti-Semitic sentiments in private. At many points, Cheever creates a rousing narrative of Cummings’ turbulent personal life and fast-changing professional fortunes, but without a stronger point of view from the author, this summary-heavy biography feels like a CliffsNotes version of a more definitive volume on the iconoclast. B

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