Item description for American Wits: An Anthology of Light Verse (American Poets Project) by John Hollander, Alyssa Ruderman, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd, Shannen Dee Williams & Cara Lanza Hurley...
Overview A tour of the American light verse tradition includes pieces of sardonic verse and comic invention by such contributors as Ambrose Bierce, Kenneth Koch, T. S. Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ogden Nash.
Publishers Description Distinguished poet and critic John Hollander offers, for the first time ever, a buoyant guided tour of American light verse-a tradition he delightfully pursues from Ambrose Bierce's sardonic The Devil's Dictionary quatrains to the latter-day comic inventions of Edward Gorey, Kenneth Koch, and James Merrill. Along the way, American Wits gathers a rich harvest of couplets, clerihews, epigrams, parodies, burlesques, and other forms of fractured verse. The varied and often surprising list of contributors includes Edwin Arlington Robinson, Don Marquis, T. S. Eliot, Christopher Morley, Dorothy Parker, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ogden Nash, Phyllis McGinley, and Anthony Hecht.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 4.5" Height: 8" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2003
Publisher Library of America
ISBN 1931082499 ISBN13 9781931082495
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More About John Hollander, Alyssa Ruderman, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd, Shannen Dee Williams & Cara Lanza Hurley
Benedicta Ward is a reader in the history of early Christian spirituality at the Theology Faculty in Oxford. She has translated The Prayers and Meditations of St. Anselm for Penguin Classics.
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