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American Wits: An Anthology of Light Verse (American Poets Project) [Hardcover]

By John Hollander (Editor)
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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.

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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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Pages   200
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 4.5" Height: 8"
Weight:   0.56 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 13, 2003
Publisher   Library of America
ISBN  1931082499  
ISBN13  9781931082495  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! William C. Spengemann is the Hale Professor in Arts and Sciences and Professor of English Emeritus at Dartmouth College. He edited the Penguin Classics edition of Nineteenth-Century American Poetry.

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