A new article in the Reading Shelf

I have added a new article to the Reading Shelf on the nonsenselit.org home page: How Pleasant to Know Mr Lear! by Bertha Coolidge, from The Colophon, Part Nine, 1932.

It is largely devoted to a comparative discussion of Lear and Carroll, and a few quotations at the beginning show that the two were already being labeled as Nonsense poets very early. The information on Lear is not very accurate and reflects the status of research at the time of publication.

The Reading Shelf also has two Stephen Leacock short stories (more to appear soon) and G.K. Chesterton’s A Defence of Nonsense, from The Defendant (1902).

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