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Late Summer Reading

Uglow, Jenny. “The Quangle Wangle’s Hat: Edward Lear in the Villa Emily, San Remo.” Lives of Houses. Eds. Kennedy, Kate and Hermione Lee. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2020. 95-108. Swaab, Peter. “Edward Lear’s Travels in Nonsense and Europe.” … Continue reading

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Why, How, and When to Write on Edward Lear

Matt Bevis, who has edited Edward Lear and the Play of Poetry with James Williams (now available in paperback), published several essays and posted lectures on Edward Lear (search for his name on the blog) has now published a personal memoir … Continue reading

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An Unpublished Poem by Edward Lear

Amy Wilcockson and Edmund Downey have found a previously unknown poem by Edward Lear, dated 22 September 1882 and enclosed in a lettter to Mary Theresa Mundella (1847–1922), daughter of Liberal politician and friend to Lear, Anthony John Mundella (1825–1897). … Continue reading

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Edward Lear: A Life in Pictures

Christmas came early this year for me; last night I received an e-mail informing me that European Comic Art, 12.2, with my article “Edward Lear: A Life in Pictures” (pp.  17-44) is now published and available online to subscribers. Here … Continue reading

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Midsummer Readings

Jagger, Jasmine. “Lear’s Tears.” Victorian Poetry 57.1 (2019). 101-129. And: Jagger, Jasmine. “The Endlessness of Alice.” The Cambridge Quarterly 45.1 (2016). 91-97. Caniglia, Maria Rossana, and Maria Concetta Fiorillo. “Disegno e narrazione in alcune vedute calabresi di Edward Lear.” ArcHistoR EXTRA … Continue reading

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New Bibliography

Dubois, Martin. “Edward Lear’s India and the Colonial Production of Nonsense.” Victorian Studies 61.1 (2018): 35-59. Williams, James. “The Whole Situation.” Cambridge Quarterly 47.4 (2018). 387-394. (A review of Uglow’s Mr Lear). Rizal, Sarif Syamsu. “Actantial Models in the owl … Continue reading

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Update to Lear’s Works in Public Collections

Stephen Duckworth and Rowena Fowler’s very useful list of works by Edward Lear in public collections all over the world is now available in an updated version. I have also added a link to the searchable pdf file in the … 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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