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1 × 1

1 × 1 is a 1944 book of poetry by American poet E. E. Cummings. Cummings' biographer Richard S. Kennedy described the theme of the book, Cummings' ninth, as "oneness and the means whereby that oneness is achieved—love". The book contains 54 poems, including portraits of people important to Cummings, and antiwar poems. It received the Shelley Memorial Award in 1945, and was reissued by publisher Harcourt Brace in 1954.


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„We doctors know a hopeless case if — listen: there's a hell
of a good universe next door; let's go“

—  E.E. Cummings, book 1 × 1

XIV : pity this busy monster, manunkind
1 x 1 (1944)
Variant: listen: there’s a hell
of a good universe next door; let’s go

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„true wars are never won“

—  E.E. Cummings, book 1 × 1

Source: 1 x 1 (1944), XXX

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„no sunbeam ever lies“

—  E.E. Cummings, book 1 × 1

Source: 1 x 1 (1944), XXX

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