The Enormous Room by E.E. Cummings
New York : Liveright, 1950. Hardcover. 271 pages ; 21 cm. $5.00 dust jacket unclipped. Foxing to top page edge. Very good copy with original dust jacket, unmarked pages and square binding.
THE ENORMOUS ROOM
By E. E. CUMMMGS
Hailed by critics in TIME MAGAZINE as "the greatest innovator in modern poetry," E.E. Cum-mings turned to prose in THE ENORMOUS ROOM and created one of the few important novels which have survived since the end of World War One.
After leaving Harvard in 1915, Cummings volunteered to drive an ambulance in France. His friend Slater Brown attempted to phrase a letter to one "Charlie" which would pass the censors, and the masterful burlesque led to a double arrest on charges which were ridiculous.
Cummings was not an enemy; he was an American shoved into prison for those suspected of treason. THE ENORMOUS ROOM is a record of his impressions during the imprisonment: it is a bitter attack on injustices and degradations of war.
For E.E. Cummings the whole world was a cause of wonder. There is a great deal of the world in the book, but a great deal more of the man. His angry words pour out of the novel and strike us with his obstinate courage and integrity.
THE ENORMOUS ROOM is a realistic exposure of war's horrors: a cold realism which stabs like icicles. It reveals the indolence of the American officials, the stupidity and dishonesty and corruption of the French officials, the nauseating filth of prison-life. Yet Cummings never lost his sense of humor and the result is an affirmation of the aspirations of young men confronted by the reality of battle—a novel of spontaneous realism and extraordinary insight into the spirit of youth.
Q: What are your shipping rates and do you ship overseas?
A: Free Shipping within the United States. We ship worldwide and the price is $25, no matter how many books you buy. Further detail on shipping fee, just head over to our shipping page.
Q: Can you send me additional photographs of the book?
A: We are always happy to provide additional photographs of the book when a customer request them. Just send us an email via the contact us page.
Q: how do you ship your book? UPS, FedEx or USPS?
A: We primary use USPS but if requested we can ship with FedEx or UPS.
Q: How long will it take for my book to arrive?
A: In general, shipping will take about 3-5 business days within the United States.
Q: What are your return policy?
A: We offer a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee for all purchases regardless of the reason for the return. Further detail about return and refund on our return page under the link column below.
Q: What payment method do you accept?
A: We accept all major credit cards, as well as PAYPAL, APPLEPAY AND GOOGLEPAY.
We are always here to help so if you have any questions, just contact us via Facebook by way of that blue button on the left-hand side or send us an email via our contact us page. We also take phone calls from 10-5pm EST M-F at 617-599-2003.