Ogden Nash | Critical Review by Kirkus Reviews

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SOURCE: A review of The Old Dog Barks Backwards, in Kirkus Reviews, Vol. XL, No. 17, September 1, 1972, p. 1077.

In the following brief review, the critic deems Nash “inimitable.”

A posthumous collection of 77 verses published in magazines but not in books, and we trust there will be more such searches for more groupings from the pundit so civilly disobedient to the regimens of rhyme and meter. Most of these flip pensees [in The Old Dog Barks Backwards] have to do with fairly recent matters: the dieting maiden's “allegiance” to “chemical ingregiance”; fashion (“Mini midi maxi! / I'm off to Cotopaxi—/ TAXI!”); politics (“Spo-Radical and desul-Tory”) and Women's Lib in which he urges the ladies not to prosecute like the headline-hunting District Attorney...

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