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Edward Lear, Five Views in County Wicklow (1835)

Edward Lear, Five views in County Wicklow: The Great and Little Sugarloafs; The Great and Little Sugarloafs, from The Scalp; Figures beside trees, probably in the Powerscourt Demesne; Loch Tay looking north; and Bray, with the Little Sugarloaf in the … Continue reading

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Readings (and a request for help)

Jusat a few short pieces and a thesis: Sara Lodge, The Limerick Man: Edward Lear in Iraland, The Irish Times, 22 June 2019. Matthew Bevis, On Rationality and Nonsense, iainews.com, 19 June 2019. Relative Clauses in EDward Lear’s Complete Nonsense … Continue reading

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No More Ads

I knew WordPress reserved the right to add a few adverts to the pages it hosted for free, but only realised how intrusive they were when I happened to look at the site on my son’s mobile — ads are … Continue reading

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New to Read on Edward Lear

Pereira, Conceição. “Edward Lear ao voo do pássaro.” Forma de vida 12 (2018). Makins, Marian W. “Latin, Greek, and Other Classical ‘Nonsense’ in the Work of Edward Lear.” Classical Reception and Children’s Literature: Greece, Rome and Childhood Transformation. Eds. Hodkinson, Owen … Continue reading

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A Little More to Read on Edward Lear

Cara Giaimo on Edward Lear as “a Teenage Parrot-Painting Prodigy” from Atlas Obscura. And Matthew Bevis’s long review of Jenny Uglow’s Mr Lear for the London Review of Books, vol. 39, no. 24 (only available to subscribers, unfortunately). I have also found out that many … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Letter to Mrs Ford

5 Stratford Place. 30 June 1865 Dear Mrs. Ford, I send you 2 photographs for your collection; — one, (the most professional,) was done this winter: the other — (the head,) — some time back: it is said by my … Continue reading

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Two on Edward Lear

A review of Robert Peck’s new book on Edward Lear’s natural history drawings, from last Saturday’s Wall Street Journal: John Cremona, “Edward Lear in Gozo in 1866,” The Gozo Observer – Issue 33, Winter 2016 (pdf download). Also of interest, … Continue reading

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