Ogden Nash | Critical Review by Frank Kermode

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Ogden Nash.
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Critical Review by Frank Kermode

SOURCE: “Maturing Late or Simply Rotted Early?” in The Spectator, Vol. 273, September 24, 1994, pp. 36-7.

In the following review of Nash's collected poems, Kermode deems Nash's short, humorous verses tedious yet amusing.

I try to imitate him here, but he is probably           quite inimitable. My own talent for this sort of thing being           limited and his virtually illimitable. 

So Anthony Burgess in his Nashian introduction to this rather large selection, first published in 1983 and now out in paperback. Burgess does pretty well, but is right to feel that he doesn't sound very like the real thing. As...

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