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The Books: Vamps & Tramps; “Alice as Epic Hero,” by Camille Paglia

NEXT BOOK on the essays shelf: Vamps & Tramps: New Essays, by Camille Paglia. Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland has been more picked apart and obsessed over than Tolkien’s Ring trilogy. It has been analyzed as political metaphor, cultural/social Victorian-era … Continue reading

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The Books: Lewis Carroll: A Biography, by Morton N. Cohen

Daily Book Excerpt: Biography Next biography on this shelf is Lewis Carroll: A Biography, by Morton N. Cohen “He has passed an excellent examination just now in mathematics, exhibiting at times an illustration of that love of precise argument, which … Continue reading

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Alice through the ages

A really fun and interesting post about Alice in Wonderland, and the fanfic it generates, and the different interpretations Lewis Carroll’s book has engendered. I especially liked this bit: The Tea Party Is Mad, Not the Hatter. Well, he might … Continue reading

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Johnny Depp: The Mad Hatter’s Context

I have always felt that context was decisive, when it came to acting styles. I have heard it said that an actor should approach King Lear in the same way he approaches a French farce, and while I understand the … Continue reading

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The Fawn and Alice, part 2

She very soon came to an open field, with a wood on the other side of it: it looked much darker than the last wood, and Alice felt a LITTLE timid about going into it. However, on second thoughts, she … Continue reading

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The Fawn and Alice

“So they walked on together through the wood, Alice with her arms clasped lovingly round the soft neck of Fawn.” — Alice Through the Looking Glass This is my guiding image for today. For reasons that shall perhaps one day … Continue reading

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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Jessa Crispin has an interesting interview with Peter Boxall, editor of 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. I loved what Boxall said at the end: “Having benefited from an extraordinary number of emails and letters as well as … Continue reading

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Cherished Objects

One of my more constant activities in my life is weeding through the stacks of books I own, and getting rid of non-essentials. You may be surprised at how difficult this is. I have to get into a very cold-hearted … Continue reading

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Favorite Fictional Characters

A revised list, from a post I did a while back. My favorite characters from fiction. I am limiting my choices to just novels – and leaving out such amazing characters as Hamlet, or Stanley Kowalski. Here is how I … Continue reading

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The Books: Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)

Next book in my Daily Book Excerpt: We’re still in my oversized picture book area and the next book is Alice Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass, by Lewis Carroll. An all-time favorite of mine. I never get tired … Continue reading

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