Aristophanic Comedy in E. E. Cummings' "Him."

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Fall 2004

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Classical & Modern Literature


This article investigates the similarity between Aristophanes' depiction of comedy and the play "Him," written by E. E. Cummings. There is a discussion of the relation between Cumming's plays and the comedies of Aristophanes, the goal of Cummings in his play, controversies surrounding the play, and remarks from Cumming's supporters.

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English, Mary C. “Aristophanic Comedy in E. E. Cummings’ ‘Him.’” Classical & Modern Literature, vol. 24, no. 2, Fall 2004, pp. 79–99.

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