The first comprehensive description of the published works of American humorist and poet Ogden Nash (1902-1971), "the master of light verse." The compiler includes descriptions of Nash's books, broadsides and pamphlets-from his earliest publication in 1925, The Cricket of Carador (a fantasy for children), to the posthumously published A Penny Saved Is Impossible (1981). Also listed are more than 1,250 contributions to books, periodicals and newspapers. In addition to listing interviews, published correspondence, screenplays, and translations, the bibliography also notes significant textual variants in copies of Nash's books. Readers thus see evidence of how Nash revised his work, especially for his British audience. With complete index.
George W. Crandell (BA, University of North Carolina; MA, Ph.D., University of Texas) specializes in bibliography and textual criticism and teaches American literature at Auburn University. His publications include articles on nineteenth-century American humorists and the correspondence of Ogden Nash. He has also written a descriptive bibliography of the works of American playwright Tennessee Williams.