Edward Lear and the Play of Poetry

Edward Lear and the Play of Poetry


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ISBN-13: 9780198708568
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

James Williams, University of York,Matthew Bevis, Keble College, Oxford

James Williams is a lecturer in English Literature at the University of York. His publications include essays on Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Alfred Tennyson, Samuel Beckett, and Victorian comic verse. He is currently completing a short monograph, Edward Lear, in the Writers and Their Work series (Northcote House).

Matthew Bevis is a lecturer in English at the University of Oxford, and Fellow of Keble College. He is the author of The Art of Eloquence: Byron, Dickens, Tennyson, Joyce (OUP, 2007; paperback 2010) and Comedy: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2012), and editor of Some Versions of Empson (OUP, 2007) and The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry (OUP, 2013; paperback 2015).

Table of Contents

Introduction: Edward Lear and the Play of Poetry, James Williams and Matthew Bevis
1. Lear and the Fool, James Williams
2. 'One of the Dumms': Edward Lear and Romanticism, Michael O'Neill
3. Edward Lear and Dissent, Sara Lodge
4. 'Some Think Him ... Queer': Loners and Love in Edward Lear, Peter Swaab
5. Edward Lear: Celebrity Chef, Peter Robinson
6. Falling for Edward Lear, Matthew Bevis
7. Being and Naughtiness, Daniel Brown
8. Fragments Out of Place: Homology and the Logic of Nonsense in Edward Lear, Anna Henchman
9. 'The Owl and the Pussy-Cat', and other Poems of Love and Marriage, Daniel Karlin
10. Playing with Letters: Lear's Episthilarity, Hugh Haughton
11. The Sense and Nonsense of Weariness: Edward Lear and Gertrude Stein read Tennyson, Anna Barton
12. T. S. Eliot Plays Edward Lear, Anne Stillman
13. 'Now Listen, Mr Leer!': Joyce's Lear, Adam Piette
14. Auden's Lear, Seamus Perry
15. Drawing Away from Lear: Stevie Smith's Deceitful Echo, Will May
16. Edward Lear's Contribution to British Psychoanalysis, Adam Phillips
17. Edward Lear, John Ashbery, and the Pleasant Surprise, Stephen Ross
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