Edward Lear

Edward Lear

出生: 12/05/1812 逝世: 29/01/1888 性别: Male 类型: Children's Literature 职业: Poet and artist

Despite being an artist, illustrator and musician, the multi-talented Victorian Edward Lear is most famous for writing gibberish – literally. Lear’s poems and lyrics pioneered so-called ‘nonsense verse’, in which words are playfully divorced from their meanings, or even made up altogether. Lear is also honoured for popularising the limerick (a form of short, amusing verse), but despite the idiosyncratic wit of his work, his life was lonely, affected by illness and anxieties about his sexuality. He failed to marry or have children, and his most intimate companion – often featured in his drawings – was his beloved cat, Foss.

照片来源: Edward Lear, by McLean, Melhuish & Haes © National Portrait Gallery, London


Edward Lear’s A Book of Nonsense

英文标题: A Book of Nonsense 出版日期: 1861 格式: Poetry collection 文学时期: Victorian 类型: Children's Literature 了解该作品