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Gelett Burgess

Frank Gelett Burgess (January 30, 1866 – September 18, 1951) was an artist, art critic, poet, author and humorist. An important figure in the San Francisco Bay Area literary renaissance of the 1890s, particularly through his iconoclastic little magazine, The Lark, he is best known as a writer of nonsense verse. He was the author of the popular Goops books, and he invented the blurb.

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Gelett Burgess - Works
... juvenile A Gage of Youth (1901) poems, chiefly from The Lark The Burgess Nonsense Book (1901) prose and verse The Romance of the Commonplace (1901) More Goops, and How Not to Be Them (1903 ...

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    I’d rather see than be one.
    Gelett Burgess (1866–1951)

    Ah, yes, I wrote the “Purple Cow”—
    I’m sorry, now, I wrote it!
    But I can tell you, anyhow,
    I’ll kill you if you quote it.
    —Gelett Burgess (1866–1951)