The Master Poets Collection: E.E. Cummings - An American Original (1979)

Genres - Language & Literature  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Literary Studies  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |  
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This documentary is part of a series on great authors in the English language. This edition feautres Edward Estlin Cummings a poet, playwright, prose writer, and painter, who lived a bohemian life in Greenwich Village, New York, for over forty years. This prolific writer gained notoriety for his various innovative artistic devices, in which the meaning of a poem was often encrypted in the mechanics of writing itself. ("She moved in circles, and the circles moved.."). Typography, punctuation, grammar, syntax, and diction were among the devices this revolutionary poet employed to express himself in an unique way, as he celebrated life and love and individual freedom. The film is set in his beloved Greenwich Village, with readings from his works.

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appreciation, literature, poet, reading [recitation], tribute