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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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Edward Lear, Buon Ricovero & Villa Cesia (1843)

Edward Lear, Buon Ricovero, 1843; Villa Caesia, 184[?]3. A pair, watercolour, heightened with white, on light blue paper. Both signed lower right, inscribed and dated Buon Ricovers, 1843, and Villa Caesia, 184 [?]3 , respectively. 8 x 14 cm. (3 1/8 x … Continue reading

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 29,000 times in 2015. If it were a … Continue reading

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Summer Reading, Watching and Listening

Here is a list of Edward Lear resources I found in the past months but never posted; please note I have also added several items to the bibliographies: Hugh Haughton, “Edward Lear and ‘The Fiddlediddlety of Representation.’” The Oxford Handbook … Continue reading

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