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The Lewis Carroll Society of North America is grieved to announce the passing on November 21, 2015 of Dr. Sandor G. Burstein, longtime member, past president, distinguished collector, and dear friend. All who knew him count themselves fortunate indeed, and the Society rejoices that he shared his life with us. We mourn his loss and extend our sympathies to his family.
What’s a tea-party without its prime ingredient? Simpson and Vail of Brookfield, Connecticut, has debuted a Literary Tea Line, including authors such as Dickens, Dostoyevsky, Joyce, and, yes, our man. Consisting of Black Tea, Rose Congou tea, flavoring, and malva flowers, it can be ordered here.
Poet/scholar Dmitry Yermolovich’s fine translation into Russian of The Hunting of the Snark and Other Tales (Охота на Угада и прочие странные истории) came out last year at about this time. He has now followed it up with Приключения Алисы в Стране чудес, his translation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The text is printed in a bilingual format of facing pages in English and Russian, and Dmitry also provides a commentary, end notes, and a detailed comparative analysis of seven different Russian translations, not to mention his own charming colorful illustrations! You can flip through many of its pages here and order it through eBay for US $21.80 and free shipping. ISBN-13: 9785990533967.
If you read Wicked or saw the Broadway show, you probably know who Gregory Maguire is. He has taken many a classic book and given it a slight twist – round the bend some may say. His next subject, just in time for Alice150 I might add, is After Alice. From the press release:
“AFTERALICE takes up that question and returns to the summer day on which Alice disappeared into Wonderland, tracing what happened to her sister left behind on an Oxford riverbank, and also what happened when Alice‘s friend Ada follows her down the rabbit hole. Ada, who is mentioned in Carroll’s second chapter, brings to Wonderland her own imperfect apprehension of cause and effect, but central to her concerns are the safe retrieval of Alice from the world below the world.“
Look for After Alice at your local book shop or you can always order from here.
The juggernaut that was Disney’s recent 2010 Tim Burton Alice has a sequel, and will be coming to theaters on Memorial Day – May 27th, 2016. Today Disney released the first trailer after having dropped several tiny snippets over the past few days and weeks following the big D23 event this past summer. And here it is.
For those of you, like me, who grew up in Southern California, Vans sneakers were the epitome of surfer/skateboard culture. Not so anymore, they are now a global brand with a wide variety of products, but still their slip-on sneakers rule the roost. And now, Alice! How cool are these? Get yours now while you can.
The Alice150 conference may be over, but the Alice events continue! Symphony Space in New York City is hosting an evening of readings from and inspired by Alice! Readers include Joyce Carol Oates, Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), Ari Graynor (Whip It), Linda Lavin, and BD Wong. Don’t be late!
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 7:30pm
Cathy Rubin has posted a lovely article in her “Global Search for Education” blog on the Huffington Post about the Alice150 exhibition at Columbia. It contains a link to her YouTube video interview with Jennifer B. Lee (Curator, Performing Arts Collections of the Butler Library at Columbia and this exhibit) and Mark Burstein. For those of us who were at Dayna Nuhn’s opening lecture for Alice150 and heard a short recording that Alice Liddell Hargreaves made there and was played for the first time, it is on the video as well.