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This delightful anthology celebrates a rich and pleasing--if often underrated--tradition of English writing. The choice of poems reflects the great variety of light verse as well as the tastes and views of its distinguished editor. The selections range from genial satire to nonsense verse, from epigrams to limericks. More than 250 poems by some 80 authors provide a witty and consistently entertaining survey of English verse from Rochester and Ben Jonson to Anthony Powell and Philip Larkin.

As Mr. Amis explains in a lively introduction, the principles on which he based this selection differ from those used by W.H. Auden in selecting for The Oxford Book of Light Verse (first published in 1938). Auden's definition of "light" was closer to "popular" than "humorous." Amis's collection--which includes familiar favorites as well as previously unpublished masterpieces--is lighter in heart, closer to a modern understanding of the meaning of "light."

About the Author

About the Editor:

Kingsley Amis is the author of 18 novels, including Lucky Jim and The Old Devils, which was awarded the 1986 Booker Prize, as well as numerous books of criticism and verse.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192820754
Editor:
Amis, Kingsley
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Author:
Amis, Kingsley
Author:
null, Kingsley
Location:
Oxford Oxfordshire ;
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Limericks & verse
Copyright:
Series:
Oxford Books of Verse
Series Volume:
v. III-IV]
Publication Date:
1987
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 illus.
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.7 x 5.1 x 1.1 in 0.65 lb

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