Faber Book of Nonsense Verse

Faber Book of Nonsense Verse By Geoffrey Grigson, Faber Book of Nonsense Verse The English writers in which the author has included among many anonymous contributions range from Skelton through Peacock and Lear to Stevie Smith from Europe come Rabelais Christian Morgenstern Ha
  • Title: Faber Book of Nonsense Verse
  • Author: Geoffrey Grigson
  • ISBN: 9780571117871
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Paperback
  • Faber Book of Nonsense Verse By Geoffrey Grigson, The English writers in which the author has included among many anonymous contributions range from Skelton through Peacock and Lear to Stevie Smith from Europe come Rabelais, Christian Morgenstern, Hans Arp and Robert Desnos But, as Mr Grigson points out, it is inappropriate to be too serious or too solemn about writing which aims to poke fun and give pleasure.
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    1. Geoffrey Grigson

      Grigson was educated at St John s School, Leatherhead, and at St Edmund Hall, Oxford He first came to prominence in the 1930s as a poet, then as editor from 1933 of the influential poetry magazine New Verse A teacher, journalist and broadcaster, later in life he was a noted critic, reviewer for the New York Review of Books in particular , and compiler of many inventive and innovative anthologies He published 13 collections of poetry, and wrote on travel, on art notably works on Samuel Palmer, Wyndham Lewis and Henry Moore , on the English countryside, and on botany, among other subjects Geoffrey Grigson s first wife was Frances Galt who died in 1937 of tuberculosis With her, he founded New Verse They had one daughter, Caroline who was married to the designer Colin Banks Grigson s second marriage was to Berta Bertschy Emma Kunert, who bore him two children, Anna and Lionel Grigson, the jazz musician and educator Following their divorce, Grigson s third and last marriage was to Jane Grigson, n e McIntire 1928 90 , the writer on food and cookery Their daughter is the cookery writer Sophie Grigson.Geoffrey Grigson in his later life lived partly in Wiltshire, England, and partly in Tr o, a village in the Loir et Cher d partement in France, which features in his poetry He died in Wiltshire in 1985.

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    1. I want to argue with quite a lot about this anthology Let s start with the title Nonsense When it includes several poems by Stevie Smith Humorous wouldn t do as a title either fact, there are a great many poems in this volume that just do not belong in any category It contains some wonderful Lewis Carroll in addition to the familiar stuff, some Swinburne that is indistinguishable, to me at least, from his serious poetry, tedious nursery rhymes, the brilliant Lord Chancellor s patter song from Io [...]


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