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The Oxford Book of Comic Verse (Oxford Books of Prose & Verse)

  • Author:John J. Gross
  • Publisher:Oxford University Press
  • Category:Book
  • List Price: $19.95
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  • Seller:BLUECOAT BOOKS
  • Sales Rank:1,475,894
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:2
  • Pages:560
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.9
  • Dimensions (in):1.3 x 5.2 x 7.8
  • Publication Date:May 7, 2009
  • ISBN:0199561613
  • EAN:9780199561612
  • ASIN:0199561613
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Synopsis
From limericks to social satire, The Oxford Book of Comic Verse offers a remarkable collection of outstanding light poetry. John Gross has brought together the finest writers in the history of the English language - from Chaucer and Skelton to Shakespeare and Swift, Lord Byron to Robert Browning, Emily Dickinson to John Updike, as well as witty song lyrics from such artists as Irving Berlin and Cole Porter - offering delightful examples of their comic verse. Drawing on many different types of verse, including epigrams, street ballads, advertising jingles, clerihew, music-hall lyrics, and the doubledactyl of the calypso, this highly entertaining collection offers an exceptionally wide range of comic pleasures. The poems are by turns subtle, down-to-earth, macabre, ingenious, acerbic, ribald, and cheerful. Written to amuse, they call forth laughter and delight in equal measure. Compiled by one of our finest critics and anthologists, this reissue boasts a stylish new design and a fresh contemporary feel.

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