Ogden Nash | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Kirkus Reviews

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Ogden Nash.
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SOURCE: A review of I Wouldn't Have Missed It, in Kirkus Reviews, Vol. XLIII, No. 14, July 15, 1975, p. 828.

In the following review, the critic provides a laudatory assessment of Nash's selected poems.

Admirers of the works of the late Ogden Nash, assuming that the oeuvre was locked into the light-verse isolation ward and thereby immune from scholarly explications may be initially appalled by Archibald MacLeish's exegesis of: “I sit in my office at 224 Madison Avenue / And say to myself You have a responsible job, havenue?” This says MacLeish, who supplies the Introduction, is “… a portrait in the Cinquecento manner with a glimpse of the city in the background.” But as one reads on through this fine 1931-1972 selection [I Wouldn't Have Missed It: Selected Poems of Ogden...

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