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James Williams’s Edward Lear (A Review)

Some things never change, the world is declining, and only a very few things seem to be getting better with the passing of time. This is certainly the case with the “Writers and their Work” series: when James Williams told … Continue reading

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New and Newer to Read on Edward Lear

James Williams, whose recent Edward Lear for the “Writers and Their Work” series is an invaluable guide to all aspects of the king of nonsense’s production, has written a long review of Jenny Uglow’s Mr Lear: A Life of Art and … Continue reading

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Reading Material

The Telegraph has a short preview of Sara Lodge’s forthcoming book, Inventing Edward Lear (Google Books). neuvièmeart 2.0: la revue de la Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l’image has an article on nonsense in comics, mostly French. You can … Continue reading

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Edward Lear in Amalfi

I do not know how I could forget to mention that the catalogue I contributed to is now available on Amazon.it, but not from the other stores: My contributions are a general introduction to Lear’s life up to 1844, his … Continue reading

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New Book on Edward Lear

James Williams’s book on Edward Lear is now available from Amazon, in the UK and in the USA. I haven’t had time to read it yet but the introduction is very promising.

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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 … Continue reading

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Ye Great Meyerbeer

“Ye great Meyerbeer — as seen at Spa in ye summer of 1856.” The label on the back of the picture attributes this to Edward Lear, and actually the drawing style — while a little too “finished” — is not … Continue reading

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