the enormous room Author:e.e. cummings The late e.e. cummings was certainly one of the greatest poets America has produced. The Enormous Room, his only prose work, grew out of Cummings' expeiences during WWI. After leaving Harvard in 1915, he volunteered to drive an ambluance in France. His friend, Slater Brown, and he attempted to phrase a letter which would pass the censors; the... more » French authorities misunderstood and they were both arrested on charges of treason. The Enormous Room is a record of his impressions during the imprisonment; it is a bitter attack on the injustices and degradations of war.
For e.e.cummings, the whole world was a cause of wonder. There is a great deal of the world in this book, but a great deal more of the man. His angry words pour out of the novel and stike us with his awesome courage and integrity.« less