Collected Poems by E.E. Cummings [1990 HARDCOVER OMNIBUS] • Book of-the Month Club

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Collected Poems: 1922-1938 by E.E. Cummings


Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition. 

Dust jacket has light wear, but looks great.   Now housed in a new HD brodart jacket protector.

Book itself is excellent.  Tiny spot stain to text block.  Otherwise, mint. 

This selection from Cummings' first six books of poetry - Tulips and Chimneys (1923), XLI (1925), & (And) (1925), Is 5 (1926), W (Viva) (1931), No Thanks (1935) - also contains some additional poems and an introduction.

Later volumes by Cummings include: 50 Poems (1940); 1 X 1 (1941); Poems: 1923-1954, the first complete edition of all the poems up to 1954 from all his published collections of verse (1955); 95 Poems, poems written since 1954 (1958); and 73 Poems, poems written since 1958 (1963).

"E.E. Cummings was unique among the poets of his time because he was equally superb in satire and in sentiment. He was merciless toward pretense and pomposity and he was unsparing of those who think war is a good thing; at the same time he had the finest lyric gift, particularly on the theme of love. I consider him to be on of the most moving love poets of all time." - Mark Van Doren