Ogden Nash | Critical Review by Edward Larocque Tinker

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Ogden Nash.
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Critical Review by Edward Larocque Tinker

SOURCE: "Lines By Ogden Nash," in New York Times Book Review, November 29, 1942, p. 16.

In the following review of Good Intentions, Tinker comments upon Nash's insight into human nature and his ability to succinctly, accurately, and wittily incorporate those observations into his poems.

To present an adequate picture of the blithe, careless quality of Ogden Nash's rib-tickling poems one would have to be another Ogden Nash—and he is sui generis. He takes his fellow man, and woman, apart in his new collection of vivacious verse [Good Intentions]—the first in four years—with engaging cheerfulness and an insight into their foibles that is almost uncanny. This deep and mellow understanding of human nature pervades his work and gives substance to what otherwise might be only frothy, funny verse.

Few of the perennial bores have escaped...

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