SEVENTY-ONE POEMS by E. E. Cummings

SEVENTY-ONE POEMS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A new collection of poems by the master of the parenthesis, this volume includes some hitherto unpublished, and should delight fans and intrigue the uninitiated. Most of the poems need disentangling, but- if the reader is patient with letters and punctuation symbols- the results in Cummings' whimsical, inward-chuckling wit are worth the effort. The serious poems are less successful, and there is one poem which may- perhaps wrongly- be construed as anti-Semitic, offensive to many. The market will largely bee for the Cummings' fans, and those outside the avant garde looking for novelty.

Publisher: Oxford