Fairy Tales by E. E. Cummings
  

Synopsis

Fairy Tales by E. E. Cummings

The four tales in this enchanting, newly illustrated volume, tell of lonely and extraordinary characters finding friendship in unlikely companions. In The Old Man Who Said Why a wise fairy's kind nature is taxed when one old man's questions throw the entire heavens into madness. In The Elephant and the Butterfly and The House That Ate Mosquito Pie shyness is overcome by the compelling love of new friends. The Little Girl Named I is a conversation between the author and a small girl, in the manner of A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh. Clever, insightful, and magical, peopled with vivid characters-a house that prefers one bird to any human inhabitants, an elephant paralyzed with delight, a fairy who always breakfasted on light and silence here are tales as only Cummings could write them. A delightful and surprising gift for anyone, young or old.

About the Author

E. E. Cummings (1894-1962) was among the most influential, widely read, and revered modernist poets. He was also a playwright, a painter, and a writer of prose. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he studied at Harvard University and, during World War I, served with an ambulance corps in France. He spent three months in a French detention camp and subsequently wrote The Enormous Room, a highly acclaimed criticism of World War I. After the war, Cummings returned to the States and published his first collection of poetry, Tulips & Chimneys, which was characterized by his innovative style: pushing the boundaries of language and form while discussing love, nature, and war with sensuousness and glee. He spent the rest of his life painting, writing poetry, and enjoying widespread popularity and success.

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Format

Hardback
64 pages

Author

E. E. Cummings
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Publisher

Liveright Publishing Corporation an imprint of WW Norton & Co
www.wwnorton.com

Publication date

26th November 2004

ISBN

9780871406583


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