Ogden Nash | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Publishers Weekly

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Ogden Nash.
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Critical Review by Publishers Weekly

SOURCE: A review of I Wouldn't Have Missed It, in Publishers Weekly, Vol. 208, No. 1, July 7, 1975, p. 84.

In the following positive review of Nash's selected poems, the critic maintains that “it seems true that Nash today looms larger than we'd thought.”

[I wouldn't Have Missed It is a ] whopping gathering of some 400 of the late Ogden Nash's verses plucked shrewdly from 14 of his books including The Old Dog Barks Backwards (1972). The editors and MacLeish insist Nash wrote “poems.” From his earliest New Yorker pieces and his first collection, Hard Lines (1931), Nash built with accelerating confidence and skill his own unique world of responses to his time and place. Poetry? New verse-forms? MacLeish seems closer to home with his view that today's young may dig...

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