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Gromboolia: Nonsense Art and Literature

Michael Heyman, one of the leading experts on world nonsense literature, has created a new website: Gromboolia: The Nonsense Art and Literature Site. It includes an anthology linking to several examples of nonsense literature, music, comics and so on, as … Continue reading

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Edward Lear in Spanish

A new translation of Edward Lear’s limericks, by Herrín Hidalgo, has just been published in Spain by Media Vaca: You can see some of the colorful pages here, read a short biography of Lear, and a special preface for children … Continue reading

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Edward Lear in the TLS

The Times Literary Supplement for 3 February has not one, not two, but three articles on Edward Lear: Adam Kendon’s “Edward Lear Painting Parrots” is a review of Robert McCracken Peck’s recent The Natural History of Edward Lear; Ben Westwood’s “Lear and … Continue reading

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The Natural History of Edward Lear

Robert Peck’s book on Edward Lear’s career as a zoological illustrator is out; I thought it would be in large part a reprint of his essay in the Harvard Library Bulletin enhanced with reproduction, but it is actually a different, … Continue reading

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A Limerick by Toti Scialoja

From C’è qualcuno che sa leggere? the new children’s literature supplement of the Sole 24 Ore of 20 November 2016. More on Toti Scialoja.

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Ye Owly=Pussey=catte

The items below are for sale at Bonhams at impossible prices (as usual). I find it highly unlikely that the picture of the Owly=Pussey=catte can be dated 1846 like some of the others in the lot: for one thing Edward … Continue reading

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After Edward Lear

Group of three drawings with limericks, c1880. All in pen and ink, annotated either “5”, “10” or “11” in pencil in upper right corner, 18.7 x 26.7cm (paper). Stains, foxing and soiling overall, tears to edges, portions of paper corroded … Continue reading

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