Ogden Nash | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Robert Clayton

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Critical Review by Robert Clayton

SOURCE: A review of Santa Go Home: A Case History for Parents, in Library Journal, Vol. 92, No. 21, December 1, 1967, p. 4422.

In the following review, Clayton offers a positive review of Santa Go Home.

At last we know why Santa Claus is “That genial, / Jolly, / Generous donor / Of gifts of which he's not the owner”; “This fat, maladjusted gnome” suffers from “psychoses, / … traumas, / Tantrums, / and neuroses.” The cause of all his troubles is the fact that he was a middle child with “nothing he could call his own.” Indeed, Nicholas, as he was known in his Asia Minor home, “always ended in the middle—/ Not first, / Not second, / Not any fiddle.” Finally life became so unbearable that he “Forsook...

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