Books: Buzzard of Is

No THANKS—e. e. cummings—Golden Eagle Press ($2).

Edward Estlin Cummings fulfills a U. S. tradition in being the cut-up son of a parson. The U. S. public (in so far as it has heard of him) takes him much less seriously than the unfortunate typesetters who have to follow his rocketing, pinwheeling copy. Whether Poet Cummings has started a tradition of his own is a question that only posterity will answer. To his own day he looks like a one-man poetic party. As leftwing, literarily, as they come, he is antipolitical; he pulls rude...

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