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Tristram Shandy and the Freshest Moderns

Thomas Keymer

in Sterne, the Moderns, and the Novel

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199245925
eISBN:
9780191715341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245925.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

By re-emerging at irregular intervals on the literary culture of the 1760s, absorbing or addressing its new products, Sterne could make available to himself an inexhaustible repertoire of ... More


Edward Lear's lines of flight: Chatterton Lecture on Poetry read 1 November 2012 by

Matthew Bevis

in British Academy Lectures 2012-13: Published in the online Journal of the British Academy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265666
eISBN:
9780191771927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265666.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

‘Verily I am an odd bird’, Edward Lear wrote in his diary in 1860. This article examines a range of odd encounters between birds and people in Lear’s paintings, illustrations, and poems. It considers ... More


Edward Lear

James Williams

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780746312216
eISBN:
9781789629064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780746312216.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Edward Lear wrote a well-known autobiographical poem that begins “How pleasant to know Mr Lear!” But how well do we really know him? On the one hand he is, in John Ashbery’s words, “one of the most ... More


Coda

James Williams

in Edward Lear

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780746312216
eISBN:
9781789629064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780746312216.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This extremely brief coda draws together the argument of the book by concluding that Lear’s poetry represents a testimony to the ambivalence of emotional life that is both truthful and, for all its ... More


The Logic of Genuine Political Pluralism and Oscar Wilde’s Artificiality of Wit and Style

Jeremy Barris

in Sometimes Always True: Undogmatic Pluralism in Politics, Metaphysics, and Epistemology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823262144
eISBN:
9780823266647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262144.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The chapter argues that the artificiality of Oscar Wilde’s wit and style exemplifies the logic and method of genuine, undogmatic political pluralism in a deeply consistent and illuminating way. The ... More


‘A moral paper! And how do you expect to get money by it?’: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Journalism

Isobel Grundy

in Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1690-1820s: The Long Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419659
eISBN:
9781474445061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419659.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

A standout example for the earliness of her periodical work, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu cut her journalistic teeth in secret with contributions to the Spectator and Flying-Post before launching her ... More


Hybrid Heroes

in The Libertine's Friend: Homosexuality and Masculinity in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226857923
eISBN:
9780226857954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226857954.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the so-called hybridization of the male protagonists in homoerotic fiction in late Imperial China. It analyzes several Qing fictional narratives including Cao Qujing's Nonsense ... More


Introduction

James Williams

in Edward Lear

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780746312216
eISBN:
9781789629064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780746312216.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The introduction establishes some preliminary understandings that underpin the approach taken in this study of Lear. It asks whether nonsense is amenable to critical analysis, and how far “nonsense” ... More


The Scroobious Traveller

James Williams

in Edward Lear

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780746312216
eISBN:
9781789629064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780746312216.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter is about Lear’s experiences as a traveller, and how they shaped him as a writer. It considers the way his poems and paintings are animated by dramas of arrival, departure, and being left ... More


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