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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A little dated now, but a bumper crop of gems to make you smile.

The Reward is one of the last poems Nash wrote. Candy Is Dandy has an introduction by the late British novelist and essayist Anthony Burgess, who has written it in the Nash style: The Best Of Ogden Nash on any page and be nasb entertained. He came from a distinguished family; the city of Nashville, Tennessee, was named in honor of one of his forbearers.

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Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker. – Ogden Nash – BrainyQuote

What can I say canfy Mr Nash is definitely one of my favourite poets of all time. 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.


It is also the last poem in Candy Is Dandy. His poetry is often funny, always true, thought provoking, and harder to write than it seems. Oct 03, David Sollis rated it it was amazing Shelves: No, that might seem like bribery.

Candy Is Dandy: The Best of Ogden Nash

In that case, candy it is! Depending on her mood and disposition, the reader csndy actually turn thoughtful and introspective after reading some simple lines.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sat, Jan 21 The very title of the book is worthy of some—as I said before—contemplation. Well, if you want them to really enjoy themselves, candy is dandy but liquor is quicker. Michael Brundage rated it it was amazing Jun 14, Nash was just brilliant,witty and his writing will feel fresh forever.

Candy Is Dandy: The Best of Ogden Nash by Ogden Nash

Rifa Khan rated it it was amazing Mar 01, 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 nnash. Aug 02, Marie Theron rated it it was amazing Shelves: The poems touch you.


He was a poet of the ogdrn, and yet a great artist of the form he had chosen. Czndy guy is awesome. Plus the frequent disregard for line and met 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. Mar 10, Sucheta rated it it was amazing Shelves: John Yearwood rated it really liked it May 15, Paperbackpages.

And Ogden Nash at his best was very, very good. He played around with words, sometimes twisting them to make them rhyme, and sometimes deliberately misspelling them, to great effect.

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