e. e. cummings’ medicine show

4 Dec

Step right up – here you are! You may not have cinderella but if you haven’t it’s a cinch and you’ve got something else and no matter what it is this little box will save your life one dose alone irrevocably guaranteed to instantaneously eliminate permanently prevent and otherwise completely cure toothache sleeplessness clubfeet mumps stuttering varicoseveins youthful errors tonsillitis rheumatism lockjaw pyorrhea stomachache hernia tuberculosis nervous debility impotence halitosis and falling down stairs or your money back.

e. e. cummings, Him

Any text on the medicine show which begins with an e. e. cummings poem on the same has my interest whet. Brooks McNamara’s book Step Right Up arrived via abebooks yesterday and I am in already.

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