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The Fizzgiggious Fish’s Ancestor

British Library, Harley MS 624: From Edward Lear, More Nonsense Pictures, Rhymes Botany &c. (1872), “Twenty-Six Nonsense Rhymes and Pictures:” The fizzgiggious Fish, who always walked about upon Stilts, because he had no legs. Advertisements

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Ronald Searle’s Edward Lear Medal

Ronald Searle‘s  medal of Edward Lear [Père du non-sens], modelled in 1975 and issued by the Monnaie de Paris. More here.

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Donna Howard’s Take on the Owl and the Pussy-cat

Here.

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Edward Lear’s Mucous Membrane (Another Unpublished Poem and a ‘Drama’)

Harvard University, Houghton Library MS Typ 55.14, item 93: Once I had a Mucous Membrane And I kept him in a box ― Which the lid I fastened down with 3 of Brahmah’s patent locks. So ― said I ― … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s The Little Mouse: An Unpublished Poem

This poem does not appear in The Complete Verse and Other Nonsense; Vivien Noakes mentioned it in a note to “The Uncareful Cow, who walked about” on p. 515, but obviously considered this sketch too rough to be published, and she was probably right, as … Continue reading

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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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