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Aug 03, Richa rated it it was amazing Shelves: So I read it again. In the bus, in my room and in the train. Read it once or read it twice.
View all 4 comments. Jun 08, Z rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nash didn’t like his children to say “Thanks” instead of “thank you” so when they said “thanks” he responded “Welks. That is from the bio of him. His poetry is often funny, always true, thought provoking, and harder to dandy than it seems. Jun 13, Sahiti Nallagonda rated it it was amazing. A very enjoyable read.
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Will surely return to it again and again. Nash was just brilliant,witty and his writing will feel fresh forever. Bringing out that comedy in writing is much more difficult than it seems! Sep 30, Sumirti Singaravel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jun 12, Jordan Cullen rated it really liked it.
It soon gets a bit repetitive, but this is a treasure trove of witty wordplay and alliteration from the United States’ best-loved comic versifier. A thumping good bedtime read. Sep 29, Lee Dower rated it really liked it. A little dated now, but a bumper crop of gems to make you smile.
Feb 14, Christina rated it it was amazing. Best for light reading – so witty and intelligent!
Mar 30, Jon Arnold rated it liked it. Nash is the product of a literary age of dandies; those who came of age in the interwar years and always had a clever killer line in readiness. If it were a duel of wits their weapon would be superior to yours; not bigger, not better but sharper and aesthetically gorgeous. Plus the frequent disregard for line and met Nash cany the product of a literary age of dandies; those who came of age in the interwar years and always had a clever killer line in readiness.
Naeh the frequent disregard for line and meter drawn from the influence of Gilbert and Sullivan I suspect becomes annoying when repeated. Apr 17, rebecca rated it it was amazing Shelves: I just love dipping into this book, whenever the fancy takes me.
Like Roger McGough, He is fascinated about the minutiae of everyday life; always a rich seam to mine. I’m irritated by the cover claim that us is a collection of the “best of”, because some of my personal Nash favourites are naah included. However, if you’re short of shelf space, and want just one volume of Nash’s poetry, An absolute delight.
Ogden Nash – Poet | Academy of American Poets
However, if you’re short of shelf space, and want just one volume of Nash’s poetry, then this volume is certainly worthy of very serious considerarion. Oct 03, David Sollis rated it it was amazing Shelves: What can I say – Mr Nash is definitely one of my favourite poets of all time.
I was introduced to his works at school when I was about 7 or 8 years old and I’ve been hooked ever since. This book is a brilliant collection of Ogden Nash’ poems and contains many of his best works in my opinion. It’s very rarely put back on the bookshelf, as I find myself regularly just dipping in from time to time.
Nov 05, Tom Hansen rated it it was amazing. Ogden Nash’s command of rhyme is astonishing. If I were in a slightly more whimsical mood at the moment I’d try writing this review in a Nashian sort of meter, but I think I’ll pass that opportunity up. Basically all there is to say is that, while I love poetry, I’ve never enjoyed myself in reading any book of verse as much as this one. May 13, Catherine rated it liked it.
I am not a fan of poetry. But this is a great read and funny. It’s a wonderful ‘diary’ of the silly conversations Nash had with his children and shows that never entirely growing up is a good thing.
Dec 04, Anita rated it it was amazing. Jan 25, Patrick Neylan rated it liked it Shelves: In fact pretty much the complete works of one of America’s funniest poets. All the pure gold is here, and rather too much of the rest. Aug 02, Marie Theron rated it it was amazing Shelves: Endlessly amusing, so clever and original!
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Definitely a bedside book to read again and again. Canxy 01, Susan rated it it was amazing Shelves: My mom had the 5-book set when I was a girl and I just loved the way Nash played with words. His poems are just a delight. Jul 05, H. Reed rated it really liked it Shelves: And Ogden Nash at his best was very, very good. Feb 06, Justine Delaney rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 10, wen b rated it it was amazing.
This man is a Classic and he knows children so well he is hysterical. Mar 10, Sucheta rated it it was amazing Shelves: This guy is awesome.
Candy Is Dandy: The Best of Ogden Nash
Please read the book. You will laugh out loudest. My personal favorite – It is going to hurt just a little bit. Zak rated it liked it Jul 07, Michael Brundage rated ls it was amazing Jun 14, Siddhartha Dev rated it it was amazing Feb 24, Pam rated it really liked it Aug 02, Jennifer rated it really liked it Feb 24, Pallavi Shrivastava rated it it was amazing Jun 10, Rifa Khan rated it it was amazing Mar 01, John Yearwood rated it really camdy it May 15, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Frederic Ogden Nash was an American poet well known for his light verse. 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”. Books by Ogden Nash. Trivia About Candy Is Dandy: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.