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American Wits: An Anthology of Light Verse

Edited by John Hollander

“The still-glimmering stars of light verse include Dorothy Parker, of course, who breaks your heart as well as your sobriety with her wit and acerbity; the nonpareil Ogden Nash; and Phyllis McGinley. But opera-flouting Norman Levy, love-deflating Samuel Hoffenstein, poetic chestnut-parodying Morris Bishop—these and other now-obscure names demand to be lit anew, to be read.”—Booklist (starred review)

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ISBN: 978-1-931082-49-5 219 pages

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