Search Results: "E.E. Cummings"


BOOK REVIEW

E.E. CUMMINGS by Catherine Reef
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 13, 2006

"It would have been made even stronger with fuller contextualization of Cummings's work among his contemporaries; as it is, it represents a solid introduction to one of the early 20th-century's more provocative American poets. (notes, bibliography, glossary, index) (Biography. YA)"
A cogent biography weaves life and poetry together for an appreciative look at the unconventional and exacting artist. Read full book review >

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E.E. CUMMINGS by Susan Cheever
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"This sympathetic life may win Cummings a new generation of readers."
Biography of the irreverent modernist poet, who was apparently a sad, troubled man. Read full book review >

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E.E. CUMMINGS by Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Well-researched, comprehensive, and essential to understanding the artist and the artistry. (31 b&w photos, not seen)"
A major new biography of the poet known for his fondness for the lower-case, the fractured word (and line), the idiosyncratic spelling, the prefix un-, the arresting phrase, and—later on—anti-Semitism. Read full book review >

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LOVE by E.E. Cummings
POETRY
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Those who do will find their burnings and yearnings well-understood by both author and artist. (Picture book/poetry. YA)"
This perfectly gorgeous offering pairs a selection of cummings's love poetry with startling photo collages. Read full book review >

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LITTLE TREE by E.E. Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The human figures are uncomplicated and childlike, befitting this simple, winning story about how this one little tree finds 'his own special place in the world, a place that was waiting for him all his life.' (Picture book. 3-8)"
The little fir tree goes to town: Cummings's poem about a Christmas tree serves as the inspiration for a little story about a little fir tree who wants nothing so much as to find "a new life, his dream life, in a far, far away place." Read full book review >

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ENORMOUS SMALLNESS by Matthew Burgess
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"An eminently friendly introduction to both the poet and his spirit—deceptively simple, just like its subject. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
A picture-book biography of the poet, with appropriately quirky multimedia illustrations. Read full book review >

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THE FREE FALL OF WEBSTER CUMMINGS by Tom Bodett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 1996

"So the only reason to read him is his people, who break your heart. (Author tour)"
Bodett, of Motel 6 commercial and NPR fame, author of collections of homespun vignettes such as The End of the Road (1989), offers a flawed but often moving first novel. Read full book review >

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DEVIL’S FOOTSTEPS by E.E. Richardson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 9, 2005

"Haunting, like the eerie numbering chant that leads the footsteps to the devil. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
The whole town ignores the evil that has caused the disappearance of many children over the years. Read full book review >

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THE CURSE BOX by E.E. Richardson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A slender romp that will tempt reluctant readers in particular to bite. (Horror/humor. 11-17)"
Highlighted by an exploding slime monster and a face-off between gangs of vampires, this British import will draw both chills and chortles. Read full book review >

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MAGDALENA'S SHADOW by E.E. Orme
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2017

"A sometimes-unbelievable novel that offers the melodramatic appeal of a telenovela."
In this poor-little-rich-girl YA story, a supermodel's daughter suffers, loves, and dazzles. Read full book review >

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VANISHED by E.E. Cooper
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 12, 2015

"An impressive blend of suspense and insight. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Two popular girls disappear unexpectedly, leaving their closest friend behind. Read full book review >

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AVENGED by E.E. Cooper
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A taut thriller about a psychopath loose in the halls of a suburban high school. (Mystery. 14-18)"
There are mean girls and queen bees—and then there's Britney Matson, who makes the rest look like hopeless amateurs. Read full book review >