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The Resource Mr Lear : a life of art and nonsense, Jenny Uglow

Mr Lear : a life of art and nonsense, Jenny Uglow

Label
Mr Lear : a life of art and nonsense
Title
Mr Lear
Title remainder
a life of art and nonsense
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Uglow
Title variation
Mister Lear
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Edward Lear's poems follow and break the rules. They abide by the logic of syntax, the linking of rhyme and the dance of rhythm, and these 'nonsenses' are full of joy - yet set against darkness. Where do these human-like animals and birds and these odd adventures - some gentle, some violent, some musical, some wild - come from? His many drawings that accompany his verse are almost hyper-real, as if he wants to free the creatures from the page. They exist nowhere else in literature, springing only from Lear's imagination. Lear lived all his life on the borders of rules and structures, of disciplines and desires. He vowed to ignore politics yet trembled with passionate sympathies. He depended on patrons and moved in establishment circles, yet he never belonged among them and mocked imperial attitudes. He loved men yet dreamed of marriage - but remained, it seems, celibate, wrapped in himself. Even in his family he was marginal, at once accepted and rejected. Surrounded by friends, he was alone. If we follow him across land and sea - to Italy, Greece and Albania, to The Levant and Egypt and India - and to the borderlands of spirit and self, art and desire, can we see, in the end, if the nonsense makes sense? This is what Jenny Uglow has set sail to find out
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Uglow, Jennifer S
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lear, Edward
  • Authors, English
  • Artists
Target audience
adult
Label
Mr Lear : a life of art and nonsense, Jenny Uglow
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Some text and illustrations on end-papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 530-533) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
2138522
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 598 pages
Isbn
9780571269549
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
Label
Mr Lear : a life of art and nonsense, Jenny Uglow
Publication
Copyright
Note
Some text and illustrations on end-papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 530-533) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
2138522
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 598 pages
Isbn
9780571269549
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)

Library Locations

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