Day: February 21, 2003

E. E. Cummings

The poetry of E.E. Cummings* is easily recognizable, even for the literary novice. While many immediately associate the work of Cummings with the liberal use of lowercase letters and acrobatic word arrangement, the depth of his writing goes beyond this, both in form and meaning.

Edward Estlin Cummings was born … Read the rest

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Stepping Outside the Box with Catch 22

It was a dank, miserable San Francisco morning in December when I happened to stumble across a browbeaten copy of Catch-22 at my local library. Huh, I remember thinking, another war novel. I had recently, taken by Hollywood’s rebirth in its infatuation with wars, read a slew of novels on … Read the rest

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