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To be someone in the world of everyones and everybodies: E.E. Cummings

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Tlostanova Madina Vladimirovna,

Ph.D., Professor,

Full Professor in the Department of philosophy,

School of Public Policy, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration


The article argues for the necessity of and focuses on the conditions and the ideological, social, cultural and other factors in the national “canon-busting” in the sense of both remaking of the canon within this or that particular tradition and often the distorted national canon reception abroad. From this premise develops the main part of the article which is an artistic portrait of the poet E.E. Cummings, who clearly stands out both from the American canon created within the USA, and from the pantheon of American literature developed by the Soviet and Russian American studies. The article dwells on the main ontological, epistemic and aesthetic elements of the poet’s artistic world comprising his specificity and preventing from easily classifying Cummings as belonging to this or that particular school or movement. Special attention is paid to the analysis of his work within the frame of avanguard and modernist trends in the art, culture and fiction of the first half of the 20th century.

Key words: E.E. Cummings, canon-busting, avanguardism, romanticism, new art, burlesque, futurism, expressionism, modernism, poem-pictures.


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