J. Alison Rosenblitt is the director of studies in classics at Regent's Park College, University of Oxford. The author of The Beauty of Living: E. E. Cummings in the Great War and E. E. Cummings' Modernism and the Classics: Each Imperishable Stanza, she lives in England.
A sparkling narrative of Cummings's early life. The Beauty of Living is a compelling account of Cummings's complicated personal, sexual, and family relations, a platform on which J. Alison Rosenblitt can exercise her exceptional skills as an analyst of poetry and art. This is a profoundly enlightening introduction to Cummings by a gifted critic. -- Bernard O'Donoghue, author of The Seasons of Cullen Church With grace and intelligence, Rosenblitt brings the worlds of Harvard, Cambridge, and 'the Front' to vivid life...Reading Cummings through the lens of her insight is revelatory, and the brilliance of this work may reestablish his place as a poet of towering importance. -- Library Journal (starred review)