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Saturday, August 11, 2001

Land of make-believe
Eggs on legs and free booze: Marilyn Corrie enters a medieval fantasy in Dreaming of Cockaigne: Medieval Fantasies of the Perfect Life by Herman Pleij
Guardian Unlimited Books
posted by Marco Graziosi 5:09 AM

Biography choice: Inventing Wonderland by Jackie Wullschläger
Edward Lear lived a solitary life, preferring children to adults as an escape from his homosexuality. Lear’s attitude to children is presented as being the kindest, his nonsense limericks having none of the menace of Carroll’s work.
The Times
posted by Marco Graziosi 4:43 AM

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