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Whether you love poetry or just don't get it, you will love these amusing and sometimes hilarious poetic parodies. A longtime admirer of well-crafted prose, word puzzles, and clever turns of phrase, Martin Gardner has assembled his favorite examples of the lighter side of poetry, many by famous authors in their own right (Robert Sherwood, G. K. Chesterton, A. E. Housman, B ...more
Hardcover, 245 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by Prometheus Books
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Martin Gardner was an American mathematics and science writer specializing in recreational mathematics, but with interests encompassing micromagic, stage magic, literature (especially the writings of Lewis Carroll), philosophy, scientific skepticism, and religion. He wrote the Mathematical Games column in Scientific American from 1956 to 1981, and published over 70 books.More about Martin Gardner...