Ogden Nash | Critical Review by David McCord

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Ogden Nash.
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Critical Review by David McCord

SOURCE: "A Cache of Ogden Nash," in The New York Times Book Review, June 9, 1957, p. 7.

Below, American poet David McCord evaluates Nash's highly original voice and inventive genius, and compares Nash to other established American poets such as Robert Frost, E. B. White, e. e. cummings, and W. H. Auden.

Perhaps you can't get there from here, but in Ogden Nash's company you will reach any number of pleasant destinations. You will also reach an inevitable conclusion, if you have not come to it years and lines ago: Nash is a genuine original voice, and such voices in any literature are rare. Consider the living American writers who combine in high degree wit with poetry or poetry with wit. Who are those with established reputations? Robert Frost, E. B. White, Ogden Nash, Thornton Wilder, James Thurber, E. E. Cummings, W...

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This section contains 663 words
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