Candy Is Dandy: The Best of Ogden Nash [Ogden Nash] on *FREE * shipping on qualifying offers. A bumper volume of the best poems by a hugely. Maybe even to Ogden Nash. #1 At that time, a gift of candy was considered a good way to touch a woman’s heart and romance her into love. Parker thought that. During his lifetime, Ogden Nash was the most widely known, appreciated, and anther,” and “In the vanities / No one wears panities,” and “Candy / Is dandy.

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Candy Is Dandy: The delightful verse of Ogden Nash – Livemint

Just a moment while we damdy you in to your Goodreads account. Inhe took a job in the marketing department with the publishing house Doubleday. He worked briefly on Wall Street, and as ogven schoolteacher, before becoming a copywriter. Very few people—at least in the past years—have been able to make a living—let alone a comfortable living—purely out of writing poetry.

Like Roger McGough, He is fascinated about the minutiae of everyday life; always a rich seam to mine.

These are a few that I love: At the time of his death inthe New York Times said his “droll verse with its unconventional rhymes made him the country’s best-known producer of humorous poetry”. Jan 25, Patrick Neylan rated it liked it Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem?


Ogden Nash’s command of rhyme is astonishing.

The Reward is one of the last poems Nash wrote. Nash was a keen observer of American social ogsen, and frequently mocked religious moralizing and conservative politicians. He was a poet of the masses, and yet a great artist of the form he had chosen.

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Nahs really feel like I deserve a raise. You can flip open Candy Is Dandy: May 01, Susan rated it it was amazing Shelves: If I were in a slightly more whimsical mood at the moment Canry try writing this review in a Id sort of meter, but I think I’ll pass that opportunity up. Refresh and try again. As he grew older, although he did not lose his wit or playfulness at all, a few poems have a sombre air about them.

Read it once or read it twice. What can I say – Mr Nash is definitely one of my favourite poets of all time. A little dated now, but a bumper crop of gems to make you smile.

Us have already quoted from The Panther. Anyway, candy is dandy but liquor is quicker. And to that, he adds a dollop of cheery optimism, that makes life more palatable. Reed rated it really liked it Shelves: Feb 06, Justine Delaney rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s very rarely put back on the bookshelf, as I find myself regularly just dipping in from time to time.


He appeared regularly on radio and on television, and he drew huge audiences for his readings and lectures. So I really want all my friends to have a great time.

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Siddhartha Dev rated it it was amazing Feb 24, Pallavi Shrivastava rated it it was amazing Jun 10, Thanks for telling us about the problem. I just love dipping into this book, whenever the fancy takes me. He chose to be a fanciful humorist, but he made his own rules of acndy, and we can love him validly in that role alone, or we can look at him as a philosopher who chose a particular os of expression.

He died on May 19, Depending on her mood and disposition, the reader could actually turn thoughtful and introspective after reading some simple lines. Sep 29, Lee Dower rated it really liked it.

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Want to Read iis. Laugh with him and see the world through a different lens. All the pure gold is here, and rather too much of the rest.