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Comic Poems
by Peter Washington


Overview - This treasury of humorous poems brings together a sparkling constellation of witty poets-from Lord Rochester to Lewis Carroll, from Edward Lear to Ogden Nash, from Dorothy Parker to W. H. Auden-and embraces a wide range of forms, including limericks, clerihews, ballads, sonnets, and nonsense verse.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This treasury of humorous poems brings together a sparkling constellation of witty poets-from Lord Rochester to Lewis Carroll, from Edward Lear to Ogden Nash, from Dorothy Parker to W. H. Auden-and embraces a wide range of forms, including limericks, clerihews, ballads, sonnets, and nonsense verse.

Comic Poems is studded with unforgettable classics, along with lesser-known comic gems from across the ages, from ancient Rome to modern America. Here is the immortal "How Pleasant to Know Mr. Lear" beside Noel Coward's "Mad Dogs and Englishmen"; the incomparable "Jabberwocky" next to the famous "There was a young lady of Riga." From Cole Porter and John Updike on love and marriage to Stevie Smith and Dorothy Parker on mortality to the ever-talented Anonymous on almost anything, the lighthearted poetry collected here ranges from the most delightful nonsense to the most sophisticated wit.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780375413544
  • ISBN-10: 0375413545
  • Publisher: Everyman's Library
  • Publish Date: November 2001
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 6.46 x 4.36 x 0.68 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.48 pounds

Series: Everyman's Library Pocket Poets

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