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The Norton book of light verse

Author: Russell Baker; Kathleen Leland Baker
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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[This book is] a collection of 400 poems that [have been] selected to delight, amuse, surprise, and sometimes even shock readers.-Dust jacket.
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Russell Baker; Kathleen Leland Baker
OCLC Number: 276368425
Notes: Originally published: New York : Norton, ©1986.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Introduction --
Twentieth century blues: Unknown citizen / W.H. Auden; Doggerel by a senior citizen / W.H. Auden; Bagpipe music / L. MacNiece; Insomnia the gem of the ocean / J. Updike; In a parlor containing a table / G. Kinnell; Development / M. Piercy; Suburban / J. Ciardi; I am a victim of telephone / A. Ginsberg; Answer to your query / N. Lazard; Clothes make the man / J. Conway; [Misericordia!] / J. Lipton --
Arts and letters: Prisoner of Zenda / R. Wilbur; Triangular legs / A.P. Herbert; I paint what I see / E.B. White; Russian soul II / J. Hollander; What Hiawatha probably did / Anonymous; Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe / M. Sagoff; Earning a dinner / M. Prior; Dover bitch / A. Hecht; Simplicity / W. Cowper; Fie on Eastern luxury! / H. Coleridge --
Some fun with the mother tongue: Ascot waistcoat / D. McCord; A.D. Godley / On the motor bus / A.D. Godley; American Indian / Anonymous; 'Twixt cup and lip / M. Hollis; Everything in its place / A. Guiterman; Naughty preposition / Morris Bishop; Idyll / S. King --
Only human: Life cycle of common man / H. Nemerov; I'm nobody! who are you? / E. Dickinson; Brian O'Linn / Anonymous; Jolly beggars / R. Burns; When a man hath no freedom to fight for at hem / G. Gordon and Lord Byron; Carrousel tune / T. Williams; Ha! Original sin! / O. Nash; Repentance / L. Untermeyer --
Life's losers: Pessimist / B. King; Brats / X.J. Kennedy; Flaw in paganism / D. Parker; Objection to being stepped on / R. Frost; On the vanity of Earthly greatness / A. Guiterman; Mr. Artesian's conscientiousness / O. Nash; Last laugh / D. Young; Hallelujah! / A.E. Housman; Requiem / O. Nash; Sanctuary / D. Parker --
Personalities: By way of peace / E. Lear; Lines to Ralph Hodgson, Esqre. / T.S. Eliot Gospel of Mr. Pepys / C. Morley; Alma / T. Lehrer; Some Frenchmen / J. Updike; Fable / J. Facos; Graffiti / Anonymous; Heliogabalus / J. Hollander --
Food and drink: Thousand hairy savages / S. Milligan; G.K. Chesterton on his birth / A.E. Housman; Miss Fogerty's cake / Anonymous; Lines on the Mermaid Tavern / J. Keats; Saginaw song / T. Roethke; Waiter, please / Anonymous --
Occupations and preoccupations: Anthologistics / A. Guiterman; Anatomy of humor / M. Bishop; Cynical portraits L. Paul; Purist / Ogden Nash; Fiddler of Dooney / W.B. Yeats; Bohemia / D. Parker; News / J.G. Saxe; Farmer and the farmers wife / P.G. Hiebert; Lord Lucky / H. Belloc --
Money, money, money: Diogenes / M. Bishop; Money / R. Armour; Back through the looking glass to this side / J. Ciardi; Behold the deeds! / C. Bunner; Boom! / H. Nemerov; Fatigue / H. Belloc --
Ports of call: Trials of a tourist / A. Tibble; Owl and the pussy cat / E. Lear; Lisbon packet / G. Gordon, Lord Byron; Public aid for Niagara Falls / M. Bishop; Ozymandias revisited / M. Bishop; Cologne / S.T. Coleridge --
Love: Mistress Margaret Hussey / J. Skelton; Passionate shepherd to his love / C. Marlowe; Nymph's reply to the shepherd / Sir W. Ralegh; Song / J. Donne; Flea / J. Donne; I once was a maid / R. Burns --
Family pleasures: Jungle husband / S. Smith; Brewer's man / L.A.G. Strong; Wife and home / C. Day; Careless talk / M. Hollis; Morning after / L. Hughes; Dust to dust / T. Hood --
P.G.: Good and bad children / R.L. Stevenson; Looking forward / R.L. Stevenson; Sweet Levinsky / A. Ginsberg; Our bog is dood / S. Smith; Ballad / C.S. Calverley; Jabberwocky / L. Carroll; Slithergadee / S. Silverstein --
Nature's blessings: Snow light / M. Sarton; Song / R. Browning; City spring / S.V. Benet; Laughing song / W. Blake; Idealism / R. Knox --
Beastly things: Pecan, the toucan / R.W. Wood; Egg / C. Day; Ballad of the emeu / B. Harte; Sage counsel / A. Quiller-Couch; Fat budgie / J. Lennon --
Words to live by: Garland of precepts / P. McGinley; Advice / L. Hughes; Star system / R. Wilbur; Adage / H.J. Byron; Good and bad luck / J Hay; Benefits and abuse of alcohol / R. Cumberland --
Bile: Impromptu on Charles II / J. Wilmot, Earl of Rochester; Censorship / J. Ciardi; Intimates / D.H. Lawrence; Speech / H. Taylor; Dead statesman / R. Kipling --
Departures: Life is fine / L. Hughes; Resume / D. Parker; Dirce / W.S. Landor; Finnegan's wake / Anonymous.
Responsibility: edited by Russell Baker, with the assistance of Kathleen Leland Baker.

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Bestselling author Russell Baker presents a wonderful collection of poems, limericks, ballads, and lyrics.  Read more...

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