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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
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
Cataloging source
VYML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Uglow, Jennifer S
Dewey number
821.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lear, Edward
  • Biographies
  • 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 MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: I.Fledging -- 1.One Foot off the Ground -- 2.With the Girls -- 3.`O Sussex!' -- II.Perching -- 4.To the Zoo -- 5.Knowsley -- 6.Tribes and Species -- 7.Make 'Em Laugh -- 8.Mountains -- III.Flying -- 9.`Rome Is Rome' -- 10.Happy as a Hedgehog -- 11.Third Person -- 12.Excursions -- 13.Derry down Derry: Nonsense, 1846 -- 14.`Something Is About to Happen' -- 15.`Calmly, into the Dice-box' -- 16.`All that Amber' -- IV.Tumbling -- 17.The Brotherhood -- 18.Meeting the Poet -- 19.An Owl in the Desert -- 20.Half a Life: Corfu and Athos -- 21.Bible Lands -- 22.A Was an Ass -- 23.Home Again, Rome Again -- 24.No More -- V.Circling -- 25.`Overconstrained to Folly': Nonsense, 1861 -- 26.Mr Lear the Artist -- 27.`From Island unto Island' -- 28.`What a Charming Life an Artist's Is!' -- 29.`The "Marriage" Phantasy' -- 30.`Gradually Extinguified' -- VI.Calling -- 31.Sail Away: Cannes 1868-1869 -- 32.`Three Groans for Corsica!' -- 33.Degli Inglesi --
  • Contents note continued: 34.Nonsense Songs, and More Nonsense -- 35.Restless in San Remo -- 36.India -- 37.Families -- 38.Laughable Lyrics -- VII.Swooping -- 39.Shocks -- 40.The Villa Tennyson -- 41.`As Great a Fool as Ever I Was' -- 42.Pax Vobiscum
Control code
000061052507
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 598 pages
Isbn
9780571269549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (colour and black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)975018611
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 MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: I.Fledging -- 1.One Foot off the Ground -- 2.With the Girls -- 3.`O Sussex!' -- II.Perching -- 4.To the Zoo -- 5.Knowsley -- 6.Tribes and Species -- 7.Make 'Em Laugh -- 8.Mountains -- III.Flying -- 9.`Rome Is Rome' -- 10.Happy as a Hedgehog -- 11.Third Person -- 12.Excursions -- 13.Derry down Derry: Nonsense, 1846 -- 14.`Something Is About to Happen' -- 15.`Calmly, into the Dice-box' -- 16.`All that Amber' -- IV.Tumbling -- 17.The Brotherhood -- 18.Meeting the Poet -- 19.An Owl in the Desert -- 20.Half a Life: Corfu and Athos -- 21.Bible Lands -- 22.A Was an Ass -- 23.Home Again, Rome Again -- 24.No More -- V.Circling -- 25.`Overconstrained to Folly': Nonsense, 1861 -- 26.Mr Lear the Artist -- 27.`From Island unto Island' -- 28.`What a Charming Life an Artist's Is!' -- 29.`The "Marriage" Phantasy' -- 30.`Gradually Extinguified' -- VI.Calling -- 31.Sail Away: Cannes 1868-1869 -- 32.`Three Groans for Corsica!' -- 33.Degli Inglesi --
  • Contents note continued: 34.Nonsense Songs, and More Nonsense -- 35.Restless in San Remo -- 36.India -- 37.Families -- 38.Laughable Lyrics -- VII.Swooping -- 39.Shocks -- 40.The Villa Tennyson -- 41.`As Great a Fool as Ever I Was' -- 42.Pax Vobiscum
Control code
000061052507
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 598 pages
Isbn
9780571269549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (colour and black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)975018611

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