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

To ask other readers questions about Candy Is Dandyplease sign up. He came from a distinguished family; the city of Nashville, Tennessee, was named in honor of one of his forbearers.

Refresh and try again. Zak rated it liked it Jul 07, The Reward is one of the last poems Nash wrote. Nash attended Harvard College, but dropped out after only dandh year. View all 4 comments. His poetry is often funny, always true, thought provoking, and harder to write than it seems. As he grew older, although he did not lose his wit or playfulness at all, a few poems have a sombre air about cady. Bringing out that comedy in writing is much more difficult than it seems!

In that case, candy it is! Canry of the very few exceptions to that rule was the American master of light verse, Ogden Nashwhose poems were immensely popular in the English-speaking world from the day he started publishing them and have remained popular till today.

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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. You can flip open Candy Is Dandy: Inhe took a job in the ia department with the publishing house Doubleday. In both cases, they rhyme. Siddhartha Dev rated it it was amazing Feb 24, And particularly because they all observe one rule which woe betides the banker who fails to heed it.


My mom had the 5-book set when I was a girl and I just loved the way Nash played with words. Pallavi Shrivastava rated it it was amazing Jun 10, Best for light reading – so witty and intelligent!

Feb 14, Christina rated it it was amazing. He died on May 19, A little dated now, but a bumper crop of gems to make you smile. I did it last year, and it worked brilliantly.

He chose to be a fanciful humorist, but he made his own rules of rhyme, and we can love him validly in that role alone, or we can look at him as a philosopher who chose a particular mode candy expression. This bringing together of the informal and the formal is what his genius chiefly loves.

These are a few that I love: You should definitely do that.

Apr 17, rebecca rated it it was amazing Shelves: That if you don’t want to work you have to work to earn enough money so that you won’t have to work. Ogden Nash’s command of rhyme is astonishing. I was thinking it would be a good candj to have some candy out on the tables for people to snack on. Nash is still rhyming beautifully and audaciously, but there is a growing awareness of mortality.

A very enjoyable read. 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. Nash was just brilliant,witty and his writing will feel fresh forever.


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Jennifer rated it really liked it Feb 24, No, that might seem like bribery. I really feel like I deserve a raise. It’s very rarely put dxndy on the bookshelf, as I find myself regularly just dipping in from time to time.

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”. Endlessly amusing, so clever and original!

This guy is awesome. I am not a fan of poetry. This man is a Classic and he knows children so well he is hysterical.

Ogden Nash – Poet | Academy of American Poets

Many of his poems have extremely long lines, followed by either another long one, or by an unexpectedly short one. Nash considered himself a “worsifier.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He was a poet of the masses, and yet a great artist of the form he had chosen. Candy Is Dandy has an introduction by the late British novelist and essayist Anthony Burgess, who has written it in the Nash style: Your worries will go away, at least for some time. Jun 08, Z rated it it was amazing Shelves: Will surely return to it again and again.

Trivia About Candy Is Dandy: The Best Of Ogden Nash on any page and be instantly entertained. So I read it again.