Item #75546 EIMI. E. E. Cummings.


New York: Covici, Friede, 1933. First Edition. Hardcover. Limited to 1,381 signed by E.E. Cummings, this is number 1,142. Intrigued by the portrait of the Soviet Union as a workers' and artists' paradise, Cummings (1894-1962) was one of the few American writers to actually travel there in the 1930s. Horrified by what he encountered, Cummings composed this dense, often difficult denunciation of collectivism and was subsequently forsaken by the American left, which had previously championed the open sexuality and iconoclastic arrangement of his verse. In the fall of 2007, W.W. Norton published a new edition of this work, "bringing back to light a singular artifact of American literary modernism" (Sam Munson). Octavo. Original yellow cloth binding, with black titles. Typical mild fading along the spine, with a bit of negligible wear to the corners and tips; otherwise very good. Firmage A13. Very good. Item #75546

Price: $400.00

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