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

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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.

About the Author

John Hollander has published eighteen books of poetry, including Picture Window (2003), as well as five books of criticism. He recently retired as Sterling Professor of English at Yale.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781931082495
Editor:
Hollander, John
Publisher:
Library of America
Editor:
Hollander, John
Author:
Various
Location:
New York
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Humorous poetry, American
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Series:
American Poets Project
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
7.80x4.72x.65 in. .57 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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