Author: E. E. Cummings Retail Price: $17.00 Our Price: $15.30
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From the 20th century's most inventive poet, a story of wartime imprisonment that is by turns comical, lyrical and obscene. In 1917 young Edward Estlin Cummings went to France as a volunteer with a Red Cross ambulance unit on the western front. But his free-spirited, insubordinate ways soon got him tagged as a possible enemy of La Patrie, and he was summarily tossed into a French concentration camp at Le Ferte-Mace in Normandy. Under the vilest conditions, Cummings found fulfillment of his ever elusive quest or freedom. The Enormous Room, his account of his 4 month confinement, reads like a latter day Pilgrim's Progress, a journey into dispossession, to a place among the most debased and deprived of human beings: to lose everything is to become free and so to be saved.