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Ogden Nash The Life and Work of America's Laureate of Light Verse

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ISBN-10: 1566637295

ISBN-13: 9781566637299

Edition: N/A

Authors: Douglas M. Parker, Dana Gioia

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Candy / Is dandy / But liquor / Is quicker. These inimitable lines could only have been written by Ogden Nash, the American nonpareil of light verse and one of the more remarkable figures in American letters. His keen grasp of human nature and a unique style of verse made him, in the mid-twentieth century, the most widely read and frequently quoted poet of his time. For years, readers have longed for a biography to match Nash's charm, wit, and good nature; now we have it in Douglas Parker's absorbing life of the poet. Mr. Parker has had exclusive access to family letters and diaries, and permission to quote liberally from them and from Nash's poems. He has written a warm and inviting…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Publication date: 3/14/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Douglas H. Parker is a professor emeritus in the Department of English at Laurentian University.

The Early Influences
Getting Started
The New Yorker: In the Beginning
Happy Days
Writing Light the Depression
Hollywood Beckons
At Home in Baltimore
One Touch of Venus
Lyrics by Nash
The Children Grow Up
Economics of Poetry: Selling the Wares
From Radio to Lecture Hall to Television
Laureate of the Age of Friction
Another Day, Another Dolor
Baltimore Redux and Little Boar's Head
The Wise Owls of Forty-third Street
Oh, to Be in England
The Last Stanza
The Nash Legacy
Epilogue: The Family
Table of Poems