The Stuffed Owl: An Anthology of Bad Verse

The Stuffed Owl: An Anthology of Bad Verse

by D.B. Wyndham Lewis
     
 

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The editors of this legendary and hilarious anthology write: "It would seem at a hasty glance that to make an anthology of Bad Verse is on the whole a simple matter . . . On the contrary . . . Bad Verse has its canons, like Good Verse. There is bad Bad Verse and good Bad Verse. It has been the constant preoccupation of the compilers to include in this book

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The editors of this legendary and hilarious anthology write: "It would seem at a hasty glance that to make an anthology of Bad Verse is on the whole a simple matter . . . On the contrary . . . Bad Verse has its canons, like Good Verse. There is bad Bad Verse and good Bad Verse. It has been the constant preoccupation of the compilers to include in this book chiefiy good Bad Verse." Here indeed one finds the best of the worst of the greatest poets of the English language, masterpieces of the maladroit by Dryden, Wordsworth, and Keats, among many others, together with an index ("Maiden, feathered, uncontrolled appetites of, 59;. . . Manure, adjudged a fit subject for the Muse, 91") that is itself an inspired work of folly.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590170380
Publisher:
New York Review Books
Publication date:
03/10/2003
Series:
New York Review Books Classics Series
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
817,971
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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