Edward Lear

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    The One in Which We Get Our Limerick on, Runnin' Scared-Style

    Lear: the man, the legend.​May brings all sorts of exciting holidays: It's Masturbation month (obviously), and there's Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day (of course), plus it's American Pacific Heritage month and Asparagus month, among other things. Today, for instance, is Limerick Day.

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Pretty Pussies and Super Dogs: The Studies in Crap Kids' Book Round-Up

    Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. ​ Pretty Pussies Author: None listed Date: 1942 Publisher: Sam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Victorian Era Nonsense, With Recipes

    ​Next week, the University of Chicago Press will publish a facsimile of Edward Lear's Nonsense Botany and Nonsense Alphabets, first published in 1889. Included among the illustrations of such unnatural flora as Enkoopia Chikabiddia and Smalltoothcombia Domestica is a brief section on "Nonsense Coo ... More >>

  • Music

    July 29, 2003

    No More Fiction

    Sense and Instability