Friday, February 18, 2011

E. E. Cummings Biography

  • tags: eecummings poets

    • born October 14, 1894 in the town of Cambridge Massachusetts.
    • His father, and most constant source of awe, Edward Cummings, was a professor of Sociology and Political Science at Harvard
    • left Harvard to become the ordained minister
    • E.E. loved his childhood in Cambridge
    • Attending Harvard, Cummings studied Greek and other languages
    • Cummings volunteered for the Norton-Haries Ambulance Corps
    • Cummings met another recruit, William Slater Brown.
    • Brown was arrested for writing incriminating letters home, Cummings refused to separate from his friend and the two were sent to the La Ferte Mace concentration camp
    • The Enormous Room is Cummings' autobiographical account of his time in the internment camp
    • Cummings and Brown returned back to the states in January only to see Cummings drafted back to the war that summer
    • Cummings and Elaine's marriage ended
    • had no concept of how to treat his new wife correctly, so she found herself love in the arms of another man
    • Cummings' father was abruptly killed and his mother was injured seriously in a car accident
    • a locomotive cut the car in half
    • Cummings also successfully married and divorced Anne Barton in the five ye
    • 1932 is an important year for Cummings because it is the year that he met the woman that he would ultimately spent his remaining life with. Marion Morehouse was twelve years younger
    • Tunisia, Russia, Mexico, and France
    • traveled the world
    • wrote many anti-war poems in protesting America's involvement in Europe and the Pacific
    • collapsed from a cerebral hemorrhage
    • death, three more volumes of his verse were published (p. 484). Counting these works, Cummings died leaving behind over twenty-five books of prose, poetry, charcoal and pencil drawings, plays and stories. He did all this in his sixty-eight years of life.

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