Lugete: The Divine Lost and Found Child in Cummings

Webster, Michael
October 2012
Spring;Spring2012, Vol. 19, p37
The article focuses on the use of the Latin word "Lugete" meaning "mourn" in the memoir "EIMI," by Edward Estlin Cummings. It says that the word "operate" spelled backwards in the mourning passage of "EIMI" regarding the abortion of Cummings and Anne Barton's unborn child meant that every letter represents different meaning. It also states that Cummings used some line in the poems of Catullus to describe the failure of his marriage and eventual divorce with Anne.


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