Category Archives: Podcasts

The Earliest Recording of The Owl and the Pussy-cat

The Library of Congress has just launched a new site, National Jukebox, which makes historical recordings available. Among the many jewels is also the Haydn Quartet version of “The Owl and the Pussy-cat.” In a previous post, I had dated … Continue reading

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More Mr. Lear

Here is another song from the Mr. Lear show in Paris, and an invitation for tomorrow’s performance:

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Il libro esplosivo

My Italian translation of Peter Newell’s Rocket Book, Il libro esplosivo, has been out for some time now. The publisher, orecchio acerbo, have a beautiful book trailer on YouTube: While you are there, don’t miss the short for Stefano Benni’s … Continue reading

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Edward Lear's Nervous Family

Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library has scans of a few of their Edward Lear manuscripts online; the small collection includes self-caricatures taken from letters and original cartoons for the Nonsense Botanies, but also the full manuscript of … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Edward Lear

You may remember that a few months ago I posted on a projected TV series on Edward Lear’s journey through Albania in 1848. A promo of the documentary is now available on YouTube.

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The Gashlycrumb Tinies

On YouTube, a nice animation based on Edward Gorey’s The Gashlycrumb Tinies, by Matt Duplessie of Clandestiny:

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The Owl and the Pussy-Cat: A New Arrangement

Sumanguru Gyra Jones, from Somewhere West of the Everglades, proposes his own arrangement of Edward Lear’s poem: Download He also has an arrangement of Lewis Carroll’s “The Jabberwocky”:

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