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E. E. Cummings

Selected Works

First Edition

3 July 2020

E. E. Cummings (Author), Milton A. Cohen (Editor)


This Norton Critical Edition includes:

  • 166 poems spanning the range of Cummings’s career, selections of his prose and dramatic writing, twelve paintings and sketches, and three facsimiles of his drafts—the first ever annotated and cross-genre collection of his work aimed at student readers.
  • Annotations, headnotes and a thorough introduction by Milton A. Cohen, along with an essay by Cohen chronicling the development of Cummings’s idiosyncratic style.
  • Four contemporary reviews and six critical essays—by Randall Jarrell, Edmund Wilson, Isabelle Alfandary and Michael Webster, among others—prefaced by an overview.
  • Comparative studies of two poems—featuring five different responses to each—designed to promote classroom discussion.
  • A chronology, a selected bibliography and an index of the poems.



132 x 213 mm • 384 pages


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