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 Noël 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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|Grouped Work ID||368ea136-11cd-20ad-a0e9-9799e9f22fb2|
|Grouping Author||selected and edited by peter washington|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-04-04 01:13:55AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-06-02 03:45:23AM|
|available_at_bemis||Bemis Public Library|
|detailed_location_bemis||Bemis Lower Level|
|owning_library_bemis||Bemis Public Library|
|owning_location_bemis||Bemis Public Library|
|series||Everyman's library pocket poets|
|series_with_volume||Everyman's library pocket poets||
|title_full||Comic poems / selected and edited by Peter Washington|