Ogden Nash

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Ogden Nash
Frederic Ogden Nash
BirthplaceRye, New York
Poet, author, lyricist
EducationHarvard University (for 1 year)

Nash, Ogden,

1902–71, American poet, b. Rye, N.Y., studied at Harvard. He was popular for a wide assortment of witty and immensely quotable doggerel verses, ranging from urbane satire to absurdity in their subject and rhyme. For several decades his work appeared regularly in the New Yorker. Nash also wrote plays, e.g., One Touch of Venus (1943) in collaboration with Kurt WeillWeill, Kurt
, 1900–1950, German-American composer, b. Dessau, studied with Humperdinck and Busoni in Berlin. He first became known with the production of two short satirical surrealist operas, Der Protagonist (1926) and Der Zar lässt sich photographieren
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 and S. J. PerelmanPerelman, S. J.
(Sidney Joseph Perelman) , 1904–79, American comic writer, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. He entered the magazine world as a cartoonist for a New York weekly, soon turning from drawing to writing.
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, and children's books. His collections include Hard Lines (1931), I'm a Stranger Here Myself (1938), Selected Verse (1946), Versus (1949), The Private Dining Room (1953), You Can't Get There from Here (1957), Verses from 1929 On (1959), Everyone but Thee and Me (1962), and Bed Riddance (1970).


See biography by D. M. Parker (2005).

Nash, (Frediric) Ogden

(1902–71) poet, writer; born in Rye, N.Y. He studied at Harvard (1920–21), taught briefly, and was a bond salesman in New York (1924). After he got a job in publishing, he began to contribute his humorous poems to magazines including the New Yorker, whose editorial staff he joined in 1932. He soon became known as one of America's most sophisticated as well as popular poets. His poetry's ingenious rhymes and witty juxtapositions soon gained him a reputation with both sophisticates and the general public. In addition to plays and prose pieces, he collaborated with S. J. Perelman on the libretto for the musical One Touch of Venus (1943) and the inimitable verses for a recording of Saint-Saëns "Carnival of the Animals."
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So now when I think of Edwin Cohen, I see him in heaven, swapping poems with Ogden Nash and taking tennis lessons once again from Don Budge.
The general situation of animals is not what it was when Ogden Nash wrote his original words.
So wrote Ogden Nash of this suffragette, leading figure of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, prominent peace activist, crusader for the right to obtain and distribute information about contraception, and author of the sex-education pamphlet "The Sex Side of Life: An Explanation for Young People.
Crandell is the author of numerous articles on Miller, Tennessee Williams, and Ogden Nash, and he has previously compiled descriptive bibliographies for Williams (U of Pittsburgh P, 1995) and Nash (Scarecrow Press, 1990).
We have a shopping cartoon on each Store Listing page and Jim is a big fan of humorists Will Rogers and Ogden Nash so he puts a quote from each of them on the site every week in his "Notes from Jim" section on the info page.
Apologies, Coleridge with a splash of Ogden Nash, but it has a modicum of veracity.
As will be realised from the title, play on words in an Ogden Nash sense is the order here, with Gnus becoming Knus, Lyrebirds becoming Liarbirds and butterflies - bitterflies
Poet and humourist Ogden Nash has a nice one for the family occasion: "A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
Husband and wife team Anton Rodgers and Elizabeth Garvie are presenting a revue, Love and Marriage, a lighthearted romantic journey featuring the words and music of Oscar Wilde, Dorothy Parker, Ogden Nash and George Eliot.
During World War II, she hosted her own radio program, interviewing such entertainers as Danny Kaye, Paul Robeson and author Ogden Nash.
With a playfulness reminiscent of Ogden Nash and Shel Silverstein, Mulder has roosters on church steeples conversing together, cows joining a European tour, underwear on the wash line launching into a cross-country flight, and sheep crocheting warm winter clothes for little Tom.
Most women are a little more discerning than the poet Ogden Nash in his definition: "He tells you when you've got on too much lipstick "And helps you with your girdle when your hips stick".