American Wits

American Wits

An Anthology of Light Verse

Book - 2003
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In this book John Hollander offers a buoyant guided tour of American light verse-a tradition he 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.
Publisher: New York : Library of America, c2003
ISBN: 9781931082495
1931082499
Branch Call Number: 811 AME
Characteristics: xxv, 194 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Hollander, John

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