E. E. Cummings

E. E. Cummings (1894–1962) was a renowned poet, novelist, playwright, and painter best known for the unique syntax and orthography that he employed in his written work. During World War I, while serving in the ambulance corps in France, he was arrested by the French military on suspicion of espionage due to perceived anti-war sentiments in his letters home. He was freed after several months and soon returned to the United States, where he was drafted into the army and served on a base in Massachusetts until the end of the war. The Enormous Room was published four years later.