Ogden Nash | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Ben Ray Redman

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Ogden Nash.
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Critical Review by Ben Ray Redman

SOURCE: "An Antidote to Miltown," Saturday Review, June 29, 1957, p. 24.

In the following review of You Can't Get There From Here, Redman reiterates critics' inability to analyze or categorize Nash's verse, while emphasizing his skill in the traditional verse forms that are often overshadowed by his renowned unconventional style.

Nash the Man and Nash the Poet are well on their way to becoming Nash the Institution. A generation of readers has grown up that would find it hard to imagine a world without Nash, a world without his jagged lines, his inversions (no less famous than many religious conversions), his wry rhymes, and his polymorphic prosody. This being so, it is high time that his work was made the subject of Definitive Criticism. But criticism of what kind, what school? Ah, there's the...

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