New PDF release: E. E. Cummings' Modernism and the Classics: Each

By J. Alison Rosenblitt

ISBN-10: 0198767153

ISBN-13: 9780198767152

This quantity is an immense, 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 likely few present readers who might 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 20 years after his demise, this can be what percentage readers and critics did see
Cummings. He specialized within the research 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 get better for the contemporary
reader this misplaced realizing of Cummings as a classicizing poet. The e-book additionally comprises an variation of formerly unpublished paintings by way of Cummings himself, unearthed from archival learn. For the 1st time, the reader has entry to the entire 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 figuring out Cummings' improvement as a poet.

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