An Anthology of Light Verse (Classic Reprint) by Louis KronenbergerAn Anthology of Light Verse (Classic Reprint) by Louis Kronenberger

An Anthology of Light Verse (Classic Reprint)

byLouis Kronenberger

Paperback | July 29, 2018

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Excerpt from An Anthology of Light Verse

If this be conceded, the reason why so much of our best light verse was written three centurles ago '18 not hard to explain. For in those days poets by the dozen wrote with pleasure and gusto and from a comic standpoint about sex; and sex is obviously one of a very few topics that have any permanent interest for mankind. The approach to sex that these poets used was perfect for achieving the right mood and accent: they were at once courtly and downright; they mirrored with both realism and grace. Theworldliness of city life and the high spirits of the countryside; they brought to their experiences a w1tty and mobile imagination; for all their high romantic notions they were shrewd about women and amused rather than heartbroken over the quick passing and illusoriness of physical love. And they were not high falutin: they knew that though they made love with words, they made love with their bodies as well. The result, In scores of cases, was good poetry - and good light verse.

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Title:An Anthology of Light Verse (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.65 inPublished:July 29, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0243477031

ISBN - 13:9780243477036

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