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Quake, Quake, Quake: A Leaden Treasury of English Verse

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Illustrations by Edward Gorey
Hardcover, 109 pages
Published 1961 by Simon and Schuster
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This book is amazing. Everyone should read it. It's great.
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This is a fantastic forgotten treasure of cold war literature; it's reminiscent of Spike Milligan in that the poems are short (most are four or five lines long) and humorous. This isn't a collection of nonsense verse, however; the purpose of the book is a biting poetic commentary on the politics and science of the late 50s/early 60s, and to my mind, that purpose is definitely achieved.

Many of the poems are pastiches or riffs on the classics of English verse, from Shakespeare to Wordsworth to nu
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Paul Dehn was a British screenwriter. He was born in Manchester, educated at Shrewsbury School and Brasenose College, Oxford.
He began his show-business career in 1936 as a film reviewer for several London newspapers. During the Second World War he worked in intelligence.

He narrated the 1951 film Waters of Time and later wrote plays, operettas, and musicals for the stage. He wrote the lyrics for t
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