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Critical Review by Lisle Bell

SOURCE: "Verses That Click," in New York Herald Tribune Books, Vol. 7, No. 19, January 18, 1931, p. 5.

In the following review of Hard Lines, Bell comments on Nash's creative vocabulary and structure in his poetry, as well as his position in relation to "traditional" poets.

When a new poet comes along, the least a reviewer can do is to find method in his madness—and write a paragraph on the technique of it. This—now that our chortles of enjoyment have partially subsided—we shall undertake.

Briefly and specifically, what Ogden Nash does is to take words apart to see what makes them tick, and put them together so that they click. And not necessarily in the condition in which he found them. Any one who is under the impression that the English language is not...

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