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Edward Lear in Albania: Journals of a Landscape Painter in the Balkans

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There is 'luxury and inconvenience on the one hand, liberty, hard living and filth on the other'. So Edward Lear described the mysterious and often misunderstood country of Albania.
Edward Lear's travels through Albania and Macedonia in 1848 came about when an outbreak of cholera closed off all other routes out of Salonica - the port in which he arrives as these journals b
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published August 15th 2008 by I. B. Tauris
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Lear is best remembered, of course, for his nonsense poems such as the Owl and the Pussycat. He was, however, an accomplished landscape artist and intrepid traveller 'off the beaten track'.

And so it was that in the middle years of the 19th century, when Pashas of the Ottoman Empire still ruled the Balkan states and minarets dotted the hillsides, Lear set off with canvas and easel to record what he saw. Like a time capsule for a lost world - successive wars have erased many of the landmarks in Le
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Edward Lear was an English artist, illustrator and writer known for his literary nonsense, in poetry and prose, and especially his limericks, a form which he popularized.

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