Quotes from book
EIMI

EIMI is a 1933 travelogue by poet E. E. Cummings, dealing with a visit to the Soviet Union in the spring of 1931. The book is written in the form of abstract prose verse.


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„Like the burlesk comedian, I am abnormally fond of that precision which creates movement.“

—  E.E. Cummings, book EIMI

EIMI (1933)
Context: My theory of technique, if I have one, is very far from original; nor is it complicated. I can express it in fifteen words, by quoting The Eternal Question And Immortal Answer of burlesk, viz. "Would you hit a woman with a child?— No, I'd hit her with a brick." Like the burlesk comedian, I am abnormally fond of that precision which creates movement.

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