Tag Archives: Lewis Carroll

Bookshelf Tour #7

Moving on to biographies. Please ignore my wretched ceiling. I had nothing to do with it. I also lost the top shelf of my bookshelves when I moved here in February. Still room for a row of books though. I … Continue reading

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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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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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The Books: “The Story Of My Life” (Ellen Terry)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir The Story of My Life, by Ellen Terry This is one of my favorite books in my entire collection, just in terms of it as an object. Second only to the first-edition Ulysses that my … Continue reading

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The Books: “Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life” (Steve Martin)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life, by Steve Martin If I had been in college in the late 70s as opposed to in grade school, I would have been a Steve Martin fanatic. As it … 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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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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