EIMI : A Journey Through Soviet Russia


EIMI : A Journey Through Soviet Russia

Description

Unavailable for more than fifty years, EIMI finally returns. While sometimes termed a "novel," it is better described as a novelistic travelogue, the diary of a trip to Russia in the 1930s during the rise of the Stalinist government. Despite some contempt for what he witnesses, Cummings's narrator has an effective, occasionally hilarious way of evoking feelings of accord and understanding. As Ezra Pound wrote, Cummings's Soviet Union is laid "out there pellucidly on the page in all its Slavic unfinishedness, in all of its Dostoievskian slobberyness....Does any man wish to know about Russia? 'EIMI'!" A stylistic tour de force, EIMI is a melange of styles and tones, the prose containing many abbreviations, grammatical and syntactical shifts, typographical devices, compounds, and word coinages. This is Cummings's invigorating and unique voice at its finest, and EIMI is without question one of his most substantial accomplishments.


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Details

Author(s)
E. E. Cummings, Norman Friedman, Madison Smartt Bell
Format
Paperback | 496 pages
Dimensions
140 x 208 x 33mm | 400g
Publication date
14 Dec 2007
Publisher
WW Norton & Co
Imprint
Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication City/Country
New York, NY, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0871406527
ISBN13
9780871406521
Bestsellers rank
876,012