Monday, November 27, 2023

the last book I ever read (The Beauty of Living: e. e. cummings in the Great War, excerpt one)

from The Beauty of Living: e. e. cummings in the Great War by J. Alison Rosenblitt:

E. E. Cummings grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a house about eight minutes’ walk from Harvard Yard. His neighbors were Harvard professors and his childhood was spent in the shadow of the university. His high school, the Cambridge Latin School, sat at the end of his road, and the tops of the grand Harvard buildings are visible from its grounds. Cummings’s childhood home still stands today at 104 Irving Street. It is the only house in the area with an 8-foot-high picket fence and a tight, unfriendly ring of evergreen trees, suggesting that its present owners have endured their fill of curious tourists.

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