An event with

Jenny Uglow

Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense


Thursday 9th November 2017 at 7:00pm  |  Daunt Books Marylebone


Jenny Uglow’s fine portraits of subjects as varied as Charles II and Elizabeth Gaskell, and her remarkable account of the men who shaped C18th Britain, The Lunar Men, have garnered prizes and praise galore. My Lear examines the life of the man who excelled at nonsense writing – truly unconventional poetry with a darkness behind it.The creatures he wrote about (and drew) existed only in his imagination. Jenny Uglow follows her Lear across land and sea – to Italy, Greece and Albania, to The Levant and Egypt and India – and to the borderlands of spirit and self, art and desire, to see, in the end, if the nonsense makes sense?

Event Details

Thursday 9th November at 7:00pm
Event takes place at Daunt Books Marylebone, 83 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4QW.
Please collect your tickets at the venue.