Inventing Edward Lear

Inventing Edward Lear Edward Lear wrote some of the best loved poems in English including The Owl and the Pussycat and The Quangle Wangle s Hat But the father of nonsense was far than a poet He was a naturalist a brillia

  • Title: Inventing Edward Lear
  • Author: Sara Lodge
  • ISBN: 9780674971158
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Edward Lear wrote some of the best loved poems in English, including The Owl and the Pussycat and The Quangle Wangle s Hat But the father of nonsense was far than a poet He was a naturalist, a brilliant landscape painter, an experimental travel writer, and an accomplished composer Sara Lodge presents in sparkling prose the fullest study yet of Lear s diverse aEdward Lear wrote some of the best loved poems in English, including The Owl and the Pussycat and The Quangle Wangle s Hat But the father of nonsense was far than a poet He was a naturalist, a brilliant landscape painter, an experimental travel writer, and an accomplished composer Sara Lodge presents in sparkling prose the fullest study yet of Lear s diverse achievements, highlighting his passionate engagement in the intellectual, social, and cultural life of his times.Lear 1812 1888 had a difficult start in life He was epileptic, asthmatic, and depressive However, he was from childhood a consummate performer who projected himself into others affections He established himself, by John James Audubon s estimate, as one of the greatest ornithological artists of the age Queen Victoria an admirer chose Lear to be her painting teacher He also popularized the limerick, set Tennyson s verse to music, and opened fresh doors for children and adults to share fantasies of magical escape Lodge draws on diaries, letters, and new archival sources to paint a vivid picture of Lear that explores his musical influences, his religious nonconformity, his relationship with the Pre Raphaelite movement, and the connections between his scientific and artistic work Lear invented himself as a character awkward but funny, absurdly sympathetic In this study, Lear emerges as a fundamentally interdisciplinary artist whose engaging conversation continues to draw us in.Inventing Edward Lear is an original and moving account of one of the most influential creative figures of the Victorian age.

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