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Comic Poems by Peter Washington
Book DescriptionThis treasury of humorous poems brings together a sparkling constellation of witty poets from Lord Rochester to Lewis Carroll, from Edward Lear to Ogden Nash, from Dorothy Parker to W. H. Auden and embraces a wide range of forms, including limericks, clerihews, ballads, sonnets, and nonsense verse. "Comic Poems" is studded with unforgettable classics, along with lesser-known comic gems from across the ages, from ancient Rome to modern America. Here is the immortal How Pleasant to Know Mr. Lear beside Noel Coward s Mad Dogs and Englishmen; the incomparable Jabberwocky next to the famous There was a young lady of Riga. From Cole Porter and John Updike on love and marriage to Stevie Smith and Dorothy Parker on mortality to the ever-talented Anonymous on almost anything, the lighthearted poetry collected here ranges from the most delightful nonsense to the most sophisticated wit."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375413544
(164mm x 111mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Random House USA Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: India
Books By Author Peter Washington
Detective Stories, Hardback (August 2009)
A glorious collection of some of the best sleuths in the business. Including creators such as Poe and Conan Doyle to Hammet, Christie, Chandler, Rendell and Rankin. Perfect gift edition.
Russian Poets, Hardback (May 2009)
Ranging in extremes from the melting tenderness of unrequited love to the bitter comedy of political chaos, this collection of poems covering two centuries includes work by Lermontov, Tyutchev, Fet, Annensky,Mayakovsky, Bely, Mandelstam, Akhmatova, Tsvetaeva, Pasternak, Brodsky and others less celebrated but no less extraordinary.
Rumi, Hardback (September 2006)
This volume draws on a wide variety of translations--from the early 20th century to the present--of Rumi's deeply moving, sensually vibrant poetry.
Rumi Poems, Paperback (June 2006)» View all books by Peter Washington
It is often said that Rumi (aka Jalal al-Din, 1207-73) is the most popular poet in the United States. The main key to Rumi's success is the spiritual appeal of his work. It combines lyrical beauty with philosophical profundity, a sense of rapture and an acute awareness of human suffering in ways which speak directly to contemporary audiences.
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Author Biography - Peter Washington
Peter Washington is the author of "Madame Blavatsky's Baboon." He is the editor of several Everyman's Library Pocket Poet anthologies including "Love Poems" and" Friendship Poems."
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