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The Face is Familiar: The Selected Poems

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hardcover, 352 pages
Published 1940 by Little, Brown and Company (first published 1931)
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This book was in my parents' library when I was young and impressionable. (no longer young) Along with The Thurber Carnival it contributed greatly to making me the phenomenon I am today.
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I'm not a poetry appreciator, but I always liked Ogden Nash. He was a favorite of my father, and I think that's where the book I found on the shelf must have come from. It took me four months to read this book, a poem or two or three at a time, and then I was surprised when at last I came to the final poem. The poetry really didn't float my boat, but I do admire Nash's whimsey and cleverness of rhyme.
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May 16, 2012 Joyce Roderick rated it really liked it
One of the fun things about ON is that he felt perfectly free to rewrite his poems between collections and editions of collections. Freeze this one in time. It contains the best.
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Frederic Ogden Nash was an American poet well known for his light verse. At the time of his death in 1971, the New York Times said his "droll verse with its unconventional rhymes made him the country's best-known producer of humorous poetry".
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