Tulips & Chimneys

Tulips & Chimneys E.E. Cummings Richard S. Kennedy
  • Title: Tulips & Chimneys
  • Author: E.E. Cummings Richard S. Kennedy
  • ISBN: 9780871401656
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tulips & Chimneys E.E. Cummings Richard S. Kennedy Tulips Chimneys Fresh and candid by turns earthy tender defiant and romantic Cummings s poems celebrate the uniqueness of each individual the need to protest the dehumanizing force of organizations and the exu
    Fresh and candid, by turns earthy, tender, defiant, and romantic, Cummings s poems celebrate the uniqueness of each individual, the need to protest the dehumanizing force of organizations, and the exuberant power of love.
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    About E.E. Cummings Richard S. Kennedy


    1. Edward Estlin Cummings was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on October 14, 1894 He began writing poems as early as 1904 and studied Latin and Greek at the Cambridge Latin High School.He received his BA in 1915 and his MA in 1916, both from Harvard University His studies there introduced him to the poetry of avant garde writers, such as Gertrude Stein and Ezra Pound.In 1917, Cummings published an early selection of poems in the anthology Eight Harvard Poets The same year, Cummings left the United States for France as a volunteer ambulance driver in World War I Five months after his assignment, however, he and a friend were interned in a prison camp by the French authorities on suspicion of espionage an experience recounted in his novel, The Enormous Room for his outspoken anti war convictions.After the war, he settled into a life divided between houses in rural Connecticut and Greenwich Village, with frequent visits to Paris He also traveled throughout Europe, meeting poets and artists, including Pablo Picasso, whose work he particularly admired.In 1920, The Dial published seven poems by Cummings, including Buffalo Bill s Serving as Cummings debut to a wider American audience, these experiments foreshadowed the synthetic cubist strategy Cummings would explore in the next few years.In his work, Cummings experimented radically with form, punctuation, spelling, and syntax, abandoning traditional techniques and structures to create a new, highly idiosyncratic means of poetic expression Later in his career, he was often criticized for settling into his signature style and not pressing his work toward further evolution Nevertheless, he attained great popularity, especially among young readers, for the simplicity of his language, his playful mode and his attention to subjects such as war and sex.The poet and critic Randall Jarrell once noted that Cummings is one of the most individual poets who ever lived and, though it sometimes seems so, it is not just his vices and exaggerations, the defects of his qualities, that make a writer popular But, primarily, Mr Cummings s poems are loved because they are full of sentimentally, of sex, of or less improper jokes, of elementary lyric insistence During his lifetime, Cummings received a number of honors, including an Academy of American Poets Fellowship, two Guggenheim Fellowships, the Charles Eliot Norton Professorship at Harvard, the Bollingen Prize in Poetry in 1958, and a Ford Foundation grant.At the time of his death, September 3, 1962, he was the second most widely read poet in the United States, after Robert Frost He is buried in Forest Hills Cemetery in Boston, Massachusettsurce poets poetsorg poet e


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    1. I ve had this for ten years and this is the first time I ve read it If only I read this earlier in life The first twenty pages or so are gorgeous, but spent too much time in my head and didn t make it into my guts, while the end, the sonnets, especially those last few, are breathtaking Literally, I couldn t breathe Whenever I think I m pushing the boundaries of the way I use language, I need only to flip open this book for a wallop in the jaws, that says, nice try, back to the drawing board.

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    2. I ve read parts of this book before, and I thought reading it would be a different easier experience It is much difficult to get through than I expected Even though I grew frustrated with some of the repetition, there are so many poems in this collection that I absolutely adore I respect the hell out of cummings experimentation even when I grow tired of it The old clich less is rings especially true with regards to his experimentation at least from the approach of reading the collection as a c [...]

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    3. your little voice Over the wires came leapingand i felt suddenlydizzy With the jostling and shouting of merry flowerswee skipping high heeled flamescourtesied before my eyes or twinkling over to my sideLooked upwith impertinently exquisite facesfloating hands were laid upon meI was whirled and tossed into delicious dancingupUpwith the pale important stars and the Humorous moondear girlHow i was crazy how i cried when i heard over timeand tide and deathleapingSweetly your voice

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    4. It s like gorging on bright blue pastels, and then gargling vanilla vodka and Pop Rocks, while listening to rhythms of an unintelligible reading of the Iliad Oh, and he likes to objectify women

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    5. Let s Tear It Down Deconstruction is easy Whenever someone takes a stand, a myriad of critics file out of the woodwork like termites scoping a new meal Whether it is art, philosophy, theology, political theory, or a position on parenting, the easiest response is a critique objections to an argument s premises in order to render the entire idea void.And Put It Back TogetherWhile I appreciate critical thinking and its ability to sharpen thought, I am inspired by the people who put a stake in the g [...]

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    6. I loved this Cummings has a great sense of ironic humor and a mastery of cadence Here s my favorite stanza Humanity i love you because you are perpetually putting the secret oflife in your pants and forgettingit s there and sitting downon it

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    7. As a life long or middle school on e.e cummings fan, I am always surprised by how much of his poetry I don t really like In this first collection 1923 , I found several poems to be florid and overdone For example, Epithalamion is filled with classical references I can t get myself to care about BUT, of course, there are the poems filled with poignancy and sheer loveliness Cummings early poetry has themes of love, sex, and death which, in my opinion, are three of the four main topics of poetry Th [...]

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    8. A quick ode to E.E with ampersands all built on the sturdy body of his poem XV come poetry to my crumbling soul which with nonfiction has conversed in vain, O noiselessly take thy rhythmic toll, for iambic feet this frantic heart is fain try me with thy accents which have seduced the acoustic meatus of the deaf dead, feed gentility me earwormperused by whom the quickening tug of time is fed if i like not what thou singest me to him let me complain, whose page is set evolving poetgods struggle to [...]

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    9. ee cummings is one of my favourite poets i love the style of his poems, the games he plays with words and the fact that every time i pick him up the poems are fresh and tripping off the tongueis book moves from his early poems through the development of his later style, the subtle sexuality blooming and the breaking down of language to recreate it in a whole new pattern the design of the book, it s oversize, and uses a typewriter style font , frames each poem as it might have originally appeared [...]

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    10. and you will be the poem i do not write

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    11. ke lovek zachcel s vervou e te v ouseba zni i s cel m svetomz bude vzal bolo najd c v ak len pre orozml til ho hne na preto str85

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    12. Cummings me mostr lo que de verdad se puede hacer con la lengua inglesa.A caballo entre las vanguardias y el modernismo, Tulips Chimneys recoge las primeras incursiones l ricas publicadas del enorme poeta norteamericano La diferencia entre, por ejemplo, Epithalamion y Chansons Innocentes la del extraordinario dominio de la forma y la experimentaci n m s exacerbada nos dan una muestra del enorme rango que Cummings dominaba incluso al principio de su carrera Me hizo recordar ese dicho de Picasso, [...]

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    13. I find myself reading tulips and chimneys whilst on a busy train I take it all in I can t remember when I first read e.e cummings but I ve dipped into this book for months even when my eyes have wavered to other distractions I ve been pulled back into it It definitely provides me with suitable hilarity to feed hungover brain fuzz Probably something to do with his general silliness but also very candid unapologetic thoughts Yes he objectifies women and yes he also gathers and collects words toget [...]

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    14. I m a huge fan of EE Cummings and was really excited to finally have the chance to go through a considerable number of his poems in a collection His style varied greatly from subcollection to subcollection but there was still a sort of signature rhythm that ran through each poem Although I loved most of his work, I found reading his sonnets rather tedious and put the book down multiple times for varying lengths of boredom during these sections I guess I m not a particularly big fan of repetitive [...]

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    15. Favorites in Just spring when the world is mudlittle tree little silent Christmas treebut the other day i was passing a certaingoodbye Betty,don t remember meand what were roses Perfume for i dothis is the garden colours come and go,it is at moments after i have dreamedit may not always be so and i sayif i learned darkness from our searched worldwho s most afraid of death thoua wind has blown the rain away and blownwhen my love comes to see me it sthe mind is its own beautiful prisoner love is b [...]

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    16. in the rain darkness, the sunsetbeing sheathed i sit andthink of you my mind isa big hunk of irrevocable nothing a wind has blown the rain away and blownthe sky away and all the leaves away,and the trees stand I think i too have knownautumn too long and what have you to say,wind wind wind did you love somebodyand have you the petal of somewhere in your heartpinched from dumb summer the mind is its own beautiful prisoner.

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    17. This is not my favorite of his collections, but has some of my favorite poems In just spring , Buffalo Bill I m reading Cummings work start to finish again, and it s nice to remember where he began, how it looked at the very front Also, interesting note from this particular reading the word handorgan appears twice and the word annihilation three times.

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    18. Easily my favorite collection of e.e cummings poetry it s also the largest A correlation possibly It contains many poems that lean to a romantic or sensual nature There are some a hemthat are better avoided.Includes favorite of mine when god lets my body beyour little voice over the wires came leapingSNOit may not always be so and i say

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    19. My roommate suggested this, and had me start with La Guerre I feel so alive when I read it, and question why I don t read poetry cummings placement of words on the page, their relationship to one another, only heightens the effect of his imagery These poems hold a beautiful and tangible sense of longing Perfect for spring, or anyone who s coping with lost love.

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    20. It s not easy to get through but I do not mean that in a negative way For me it was a challenge, being that his language can be tough to decipher The first section is very intersting and the book does have a flow, at times it seems to be loose From what I remember, there was a lot about women, heartbreak, relationships of some sort, and some dark themes.

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    21. Cummings does not disappoint in his usual subject areas I have always loved his Seasons, and he hits love and passion in this collection with a dose of grit and crudeness that brought humor into his writing.

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    22. Cinder blocks Poptarts.

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    23. Kirk and I both love ee cummings and this book in particular has some lovely lovely poems.

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    24. this one is good too, treasures lurking around every corner.

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    25. if i believein death be sureof thisit isbecause you have loved me

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    26. i think i figured out poetry has as much of a backbeat as music does from this manva e.e.

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    27. Damn good, just not as good as 100 Selected Poems.

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    28. This is my favorite book of poetry by my favorite poet.

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    29. O sweet spontenous earth Such a great poem the dress was a suspicious madder, importing the cruely of roses your sex squeaked like a billiard cue chalking itself.

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