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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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More to Read on Edward Lear &c.

Matthew Kerr reviews Jenny Uglow’s Mr. Lear for Apollo. Raffaella Antinucci has two articles on Nonsense and Edward Lear I’m not sure I mentioned before: “«Sensational nonsense»: Edward Lear and the (Im)purity of Nonsense Writing” English Literature 2.2 (2015). (download) … Continue reading

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Edward Lear & the Play of Poetry

At long last it’s out! Williams, James, and Matthew Bevis, eds. Edward Lear & the Play of Poetry. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Here is the table of contents: James Williams and Matthew Bevis,Introduction: Edward Lear and the Play of … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Nonsense

WELL-TIMED nonsense is the divinest sense. In the current number of the Cornhill Magazine Canon Selwyn publishes some of the later letters of Edward Lear, and suggests that as the realm of sense is infinite, and as the realm of nonsense … Continue reading

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Later Letters of Edward Lear (to Canon Selwyn)

‘I DARE say you know my name: I once brought out the “Book of Nonsense,”‘ said the elderly gentleman wearing an eye-shade, as he sat under a shaded lamp in his solitary corner of the salle-à-manger of Dr. Pasta’s Hotel … Continue reading

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