Ogden Nash | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Russell Maloney

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Ogden Nash.
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Critical Review by Russell Maloney

SOURCE: "Ogden Nash Nosegay," in The New York Times Book Review, October 14, 1945, p. 4.

In the following review of Many Long Years Ago, Maloney describes Nash as a poet of the cynical generation produced by the Depression, who possesses the ability to make readers laugh at the foibles and inconveniences of modern life.

Many long years ago it was, indeed—fifteen, I be lieve—that Ogden Nash's first published writing appeared in The New Yorker. It was the immortal lyric entitled "Spring Comes to Murray Hill," which contained the couplet:

 The Pilgrims setled Massachusetts in 1620 when they landed on a stone hummock,
Maybe if they were here now they would settle my stomach.

The depression had produced a poet. Since then Ogden Nash has been, at one time or another, a magazine editor, Hollywood writer...

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