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This 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 Details

ISBN: 9780375413544
ISBN-10: 0375413545
Format: Hardback
(164mm x 111mm x 17mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Random House USA Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: India

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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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