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Frederic Ogden Nash was an American poet well known for his light verse. Mar 30, Jon Arnold rated it liked it.

Ogden Nash

Books by Ogden Nash. What did you do? Oct 03, David Sollis rated it it was amazing Shelves: I forgot about that.

Aug 03, Richa rated it it was amazing Shelves: You will laugh out loudest. That is from the bio of him. Please read the book. Return to Book Page. The poems touch you. Many of his poems have extremely long lines, followed by either another long one, or by an unexpectedly short one.

Read it once or read it twice. He invented a style of rhyming that was distinctly his own, ks though many have tried to imitate him, none has succeeded.


Ogden Nash – Poet | Academy of American Poets

Well, if you want them to really enjoy themselves, candy is dandy but liquor is quicker. At the time of his death inthe New York Times said his “droll verse with its unconventional rhymes made him the country’s best-known producer of humorous poetry”.

Candy is a good thing to offer someone to get them to do dxndy, but liquor will work more quickly. Jan 10, wen b rated it it was amazing.

Leave this field blank. He worked briefly on Wall Street, and as a schoolteacher, before becoming a copywriter. If I were in a slightly more whimsical mood at the moment I’d try writing this review in a Nashian sort of meter, but I think I’ll pass that opportunity up.

A little dated now, canyd a bumper crop of gems to make you smile. The very title of the book is worthy of some—as I said before—contemplation.

Sep 30, Sumirti Singaravel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Inhe took a job in the marketing department with the publishing house Doubleday. So I really want all my friends to have a great time.

Open Preview See a Problem? Create new account Request new password. Reed rated it really liked it Shelves: So I read it again.

Bringing out that dand in writing is much more difficult than it seems! This book is a brilliant collection of Ogden Nash’ poems and contains many of his best works in my opinion. Zak rated it liked it Jul 07, The expression candy is dandy but liquor is quicker is a line from a poem, and subsequently a line from a movie, which became a popular rhyme.


Rifa Khan rated it it was amazing Mar 01, Lists with This Book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A bumper volume of the best poems by a hugely funny and quotable writer.

Candy Is Dandy: The Best of Ogden Nash

No, that might seem like bribery. Like Roger McGough, He is fascinated about the minutiae of everyday life; always a rich seam to mine. In that case, candy it is! Michael Brundage rated it it dany amazing Jun 14, My mom had the 5-book set when I was a girl and I just loved the way Nash played with words. I have already quoted from The Panther. It soon gets a bit repetitive, but this is a treasure trove of witty wordplay and alliteration from the United States’ best-loved comic versifier.

It’s very rarely put back on the bookshelf, as I find myself regularly just dipping in from time to time. Nash is a great poet to turn to, for pure relaxation and fun, or to relieve stress.