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The Enormous Room


The Enormous Room



“Of all the work by young men who have sprung up since 1920 one book survives—The Enormous Room by E. E. Cummings.”

—F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Enormous Room has become one of the most influential books ever written. 

At age 23, E.E. Cummings abandoned his artistic pursuits for voluntary service as an ambulance driver in World War I France. His military career culminated in a comedy of errors leading to his arrest and imprisonment for treason.

Transforming a tale of unjust imprisonment into a celebration of the indomitable human spirit that ranks with the best of its contemporaries, including the works of Hemingway and Dos Passos, The Enormous Room is one of the most exceptional literary achievements to emerge out of World War I.

E. E. CUMMINGS (1894-1962) transformed the art of literature. Author of numerous plays, poems, and essays including Tulips and Chimneys, The Enormous Room, Fairy Tales, HIM, and Xaipe, he is considered to be a literary colossus, and a central figure in the development of the modern poem and novel. 



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