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Cummings, E. E. (1894–1962) By Hutchison, Hazel

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1321-1
Published: 01/10/2016
Retrieved: 24 April 2024, from


Edward Estlin Cummings was a prolific and iconoclastic figure in American poetry of the mid-twentieth century. He experimented with unconventional verse forms, often playfully disrupting syntax, punctuation, and typography, and creating a more flexible, visually active kind of poetry, which yet retained surprising lyric power. He was also a painter and dramatist.

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Hutchison, Hazel. Cummings, E. E. (1894–1962). Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, Taylor and Francis,

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