The Room Summary
Conrad Aiken

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The Room Summary

Conrad Aiken's “The Room,” collected in John Deth and Other Poems and published in 1930, symbolically remembers and transforms Aiken's parents' deaths. It focuses on the dark and troubled struggle between chaos and order that was, for Aiken, the source of his creativity, and it proclaims his conviction (as quoted by Catharine F. Seigel in her article for Literature and Medicine) that “death and birth [are] inseparably interlocked.” The poem also reflects the intellectual currents of...

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