QUAKE, QUAKE, QUAKE by Paul Dehn

QUAKE, QUAKE, QUAKE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Subtitled A of English Verse this changes the words of nursery rhymes, hymns, classics and even songs, to fit into today's scientific preoccupations and the threats to human life. The result is a macabre collection, marking with tombstones the world's and (""Rain before seven/Dead before eleven""), reflecting the aridity of a Soviet childhood, and making sure that man's mortality is man's decision. A most sophisticated trick of transposition, these have appeared in Punch and other English papers, and are illustrated by Edward Gorey whose work is in complete accord with the text.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster