Friday, August 11, 2006

O. Nash compared to GKC

A previous post quoted a poem from a paperback I own, The Pocket Book of Ogden Nash. Tonight I read the back of the book, and lo and behold, Chesterton *is* everywhere:

"We, the fortunate, have Ogden Nash. ... Mr. Nash on anything and everything is as funny an essayist in verse as G.K. Chesterton in prose, or Mark Twain, or Saki." - The New York Times

No wonder I like him.

The first copyright was 1932, and this publication came out in 1962. There are several copyright dates, I think referring to various poems.

And, his wife's name was Frances. Isn't that nice?

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