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Edward Lear, Plain of Argos from Mycene (1879)

Edward Lear, Plain of Argos from Mycenae.
Signed with monogram and dated 1879 (lower left), inscribed ‘Argos from Mycenae/1849 (lower right), also titled beneath mount. Watercolour.  267 more words

Edward Lear

Nonsense Verse: Get Seriously Funny

“If poetry that’s sensible
Is what you’re searching for
If you want words of wisdom
Then you need search no more

For this is not the book for you…

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'How Pleasant To Know Mr Lear' by Edward Lear

‘How Pleasant To Know Mr Lear’

by Edward Lear

“How pleasant to know Mr. Lear,
Who has written such volumes of stuff.
Some think him ill-tempered and queer, 350 more words


Edward Lear's Diaries Blog News

Tomorrow I will resume posting Edward Lear’s diaries from the date I stopped over a year ago.

I will try to publish two-three entries a day until I reach the end of 1865, at which point Lear will be in Malta: the journal for that period is available in… 82 more words

Edward Lear

Nonsense and Food

Food is a motif that occurs frequently within the genre of nonsense literature, and is particularly prevalent within the works of canonical nonsense writers such as Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, who are considered to be the founding fathers of the genre. 3,830 more words


There is no single, universal definition for nonsense literature, therefore, this anthology will not attempt to argue one. Rather, it will draw on the subversive qualities that nonsense literature engages with and explore the emancipatory nature that proceeds this in order to transgress the hierarchy between the human and animal that exists within the social world. 4,555 more words

Weekly Photo Challenge ...

As a child, Alphabet or ABC books featured large in my early development. Like every child, on every nation as we began to communicate, read and write for centuries must have used them. 75 more words