Edward Lear 200 today

“He belongs to a Pythonesque English comic tradition of keeping the lid on desperation by making a joke of it, and setting it in a charmed fantastical world of its own.”

Peter Swaab. The Telegraph. link

Peter Swaab is the editor of ‘Over the Land and Over the Sea: Selected Nonsense and Travel Writings of Edward Lear’ (Carcanet). See also nonsenselit.wordpress.com

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