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Selected Poems Paperback – August 17, 2007
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This anthology provides the reader with the best of his work, and is thus a real treasure.
Over the past few years, sensing that perhaps I had given poetry short shrift, I have been reading a book of poems every month or so. With a better grounding, I decided to re-visit E. E. Cummings. But my old book of the complete poems from the 1960s was missing from my library shelves, probably appropriated by one of my sons (I wish him well in digesting it). So, in its place, I bought this edition of SELECTED POEMS, edited by Richard S. Kennedy.
There is a lot to be said for it. It includes 155 poems. Editor Kennedy groups and presents them according to subject, roughly construed -- for example, "A Child's World", "Love and Its Mysteries", "The Dimensions of Being Human", "Myths and Allegories", and "Targets of Satire". This approach provided me much easier access to Cummings than slogging through the poems in chronological order. Kennedy introduces each of the twelve sections of the book with a short commentary. Together, the commentaries and the brief Introduction make this SELECTED POEMS an ideal vehicle for getting to know Cummings and his poetry. (Moreover, Kennedy no doubt cherry-picked the poems, such that the 155 included here represent the cream of Cummings's oeuvre.Read more ›
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Just perfect. There is not even a day without reading Cumming's poems.Published 2 months ago by Sam Burcket
Ordered this book and received a copy with a different cover, plus it's missing a bunch of classics, like "I Will Wade Out."Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
The chapter introductions add a lot to the understanding of the poems and of e.e. cummings. I'd love a book of commentary on his poems and wish this one spoke about all the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Brian Excarnate
Cover not as pictured. I received another printing with an ugly cover. This was for a gift.Published 6 months ago by KoalasMom
Excellent. I especially liked the short write ups on the different periods of his life.Published 7 months ago by Michael F. Nartker