The Pocket Book of Ogden Nash

The Pocket Book of Ogden Nash Here in one volume are the most popular poems of one of the most popular poets of the twentieth century perhaps of the last twenty centuries Delightfully nonsensical they in fact make the best of s

  • Title: The Pocket Book of Ogden Nash
  • Author: Ogden Nash Louis Untermeyer
  • ISBN: 9780671727895
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Paperback
  • Here, in one volume, are the most popular poems of one of the most popular poets of the twentieth century perhaps of the last twenty centuries Delightfully nonsensical, they in fact make the best of sense, accomplishing what only real poetry can allowing the reader to discover what he didn t know he already knew or felt.

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    1. Ogden Nash was a humorist poet who regularly took wild liberties with rhyme and meter, often coming up with delightful and absurd results. As the forward to this collection states: "Nash is the master of surprising words that nearly-but-do-not-quite-match, words which rhyme reluctantly, words which never before had any relation with each other and which will never be on rhyming terms again." What would you do if you were up a dark alley with Caesar BorgiaAnd he was coming torgia?Nash was often c [...]

    2. A sample of Ogden Nash (maybe not all from this book!)A Word to Husbands To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you're wrong, admit it; Whenever you're right, shut up. Children's Party May I join you in the doghouse, Rover? I wish to retire till the party's over. Since three o'clock I've done my best To entertain each tiny guest; My conscience now I've left behind me, And if they want me, let them find me. I blew their bubbles, I sailed their boats, I kept them fro [...]

    3. I picked this up because I remember reading short humorous poems by Nash in grade school. I was expecting flippant light verse with silly end rhymes. And there was plenty of that. But there was also social commentary of surprising depth and relevancy. He talks about issues that are still important today, such as the commercialization of Christmas, gender relations, the generation gap, and even the fashionable deformation of the English language. But just when you think Nash is some sort of cynic [...]

    4. This is charming and funny poetry. It is dated and references people and events that no longer register with many today. I liked the book and would recommend it to anyone at least over 55 years of age. You may have to reference history, famous persons and trivia books to get some of the wit.

    5. I am down in Charlottesville, VA right now, visiting my friend Andrew for the holiday weekend. Even though we were up until about 4am, I woke up at 8am and found this book beside the bed and started reading it and laughing and have only stopped to write this review, to remind myself to track down a copy for my own when I go home. Ogden Nash is the best and the funniest.

    6. A collection of Nash's poetry. the serious and the sillyHis poems are so simple and yet they are also multi-layered, satirical and witty. Good stuff.

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