Summer Reading

The New York Times at last reviews Jenny Uglow’s Lear biography, Mr Lear:

David Orr, There Once Was a Man Who Felt Lonely: A Biographer Considers Edward Lear’s Art and Its Sources.

A few week ago Peter Byrne, a frequent commentator on this blog, sent me his latest book, Everywhere Tales, a collection of short stories which opens with one on Edward Lear and Giorgio in Malta, based on Lear’s diaries. It is available, among other online bookshops, from

Finally, for a philosophical approach to Nonsense you can visit Semiotix: A Global Information Magazine and read Per Aage Brandt’s “A Note on the Meaning of Nonsense“.

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