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Reverting to nonsense

The world isn’t making sense, so I’m turning to Edward Lear.

In George Orwell’s essay on nonsense poetry, he writes:

Aldous Huxley, in praising Lear’s fantasies as a sort of assertion of freedom, has pointed out that the “They” of the limericks represent common sense, legality and the duller virtues generally.

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An Edward Lear Unpublished Alphabet

The alphabet had already been sold at a Christie’s auction in New York in 2005; it was made by Edward Lear between 27 February and… 481 more words

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Edward Lear, Porto Tre Scoglie, Albania

Edward Lear, Porto Tre Scoglie, Albania.
Oil on canvas. 13 x 20 ¾ in. (33 x 52.8 cm.)

This view was made by Lear in April 1857 on a short trip to Trescogli (modern Ksamili) to the north of Butrint in Albania. 293 more words

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Edward Lear, Mount Lebanon (1866)

Edward Lear, Mount Lebanon.
Signed with monogram (lower right). Oil on canvas, in the artist’s original frame. 15 ¼ x 27 5/8 in. (39 x 70 cm.) Painted in 1866. 181 more words

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Edward Lear, View of the Citadel, Corfu

Edward Lear, View of the Citadel, Corfu, with an orange grove in the foreground.
Signed ‘E. Lear’ (lower right). Oil on canvas. 19 x 30 in. 236 more words

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Edward Lear, In the Campagna (1844)

Edward Lear, In the Campagna, Rome.
Signed ‘Edwd Lear’ (lower left) and dated ‘1844’ (lower right). Oil on canvas. 9 ¾ x 18 1/8 in. (24.8 x 46 cm.) 158 more words

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Edward Lear, A View near Gheneh (1884)

Edward Lear, A view near Gheneh, Egypt.
Signed with monogram and dated ‘1884’ (lower right) and inscribed and dated ‘near Gheneh. 25 Feby. 1867.’ (lower left) and further inscribed ’50 NEAR Gkeneh’ (verso). 110 more words

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