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Sara Lodge

Writer and academic Sara Lodge considers Edward Lear as a tragicomic writer, whose poems reflect the key romantic themes of the time, but seek out the ridiculous amid the sublime.

First broadcast last year to mark the centenary of Edward Lear's birth in 1812, this series of essays considers the exuberant play of Edward Lear as a nonsense poet and artist and the influence of 'nonsense' on modern life.

In the first essay in the series, writer and academic Sara Lodge considers Lear as a tragicomic writer, whose poems reflect the key romantic themes of the time, but seek out the ridiculous amid the sublime.

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Tue 30 Jul 2013 22:45

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