LCSNA president emeritus Andrew Sellon will be giving a very brief intro before the screening of the 1933 Paramount “Alice in Wonderland” film this Sunday, December 6th at the Film Forum in NYC. Showtime is 12:45 pm. For tickets and more info click here.
“Everybuddy wants to get into da act,” as Jimmy Durante was wont to say. In this Alice150 year, here is a recently updated list of books that have or are about to come out this year. Looking-glasses illustrated by Ángel Domínguez and Robert Ingpen! Many more new ones!
Please feel free to email Mark if you know of others or have suggestions or corrections or can’t find where to buy them.
Attention Shoppers! TeeFury is offering two new Alice-themed designs:
One is a T-shirt that the site declares will only be available today, Black Friday, and never again after that. So if you like the design of Alice and the Cheshire Cat, you’ll need to buy it today.
They have also added a Disney-esque design to their “ugly sweaters” sweatshirt gallery. These are designs made to look as if they have been knitted, while in fact they are printed on the sweatshirts. So if you’re looking for an Alice-themed sweatshirt (or gift) with a homespun look, check out this item. This design will be available beyond today, unlike the T-shirt above. Both items offer a selection of sizes and colors, so choose carefully.
The site is also offering a 20% off Black Friday sale code, effective only through 11/29, and NOT applicable to the daily T-shirt design (like the one today for Alice). But it should apply to the sweatshirt and anything else on their site. The code is TFBF20.
Happy Shopping, Carrollians! And if you come across any other neat items, please let us know in the comments below.
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.