In celebration of the 150th anniversary, Imagine! Publishing (an imprint of Charlesbridge) is publishing a picture book edition called Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole. Fashioned as an introduction to the classic for younger readers, the story is retold by Charles Nurnberg and Joe Rhatigan with luminous paintings by bestselling French illustrator Eric Puybaret.
Edward Wakeling’s superb “appraisal” (not a biography!) is now available. World-class collector of, authority on, and admirer of Lewis Carroll, not to mention the editor of his 10-volume Diaries among other publications, Wakeling’s lifetime of study finds its culmination in this handsome work. His fresh approach, based on Carroll’s wide and varied social circle, reflects much previously unpublished material, and promises to resolve some of the key myths surrounding Mr. Dodgson.
Walt Disney’s animated Alice is going to be showing at the El Capitan theater on Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles for one night only February 12, 2015, as part of their Throwback Thursday series. Don’t be late if you want to see it!
An article by Maria Popova in Brain Pickings, “How Lewis Carroll’s Rules of Letter-Writing Can Make Email More Civil and Digital Communication Kinder,” reminds us that the rules of epistolary etiquette have not changed since the days of the penny post.
For the Francophone members, a new radio show about Carroll, photography, and mathematics by Patrick Roegiers and Jacques Roubaud. Originally broadcast on January 2, 2015, this program is available until September 27, 2017 so hurry! If the embedded player doesn’t work, direct link here.
A new documentary by broadcaster and journalist Martha Kearney and featuring Morton Cohen will be broadcast on BBC 2 at 9 pm on Saturday, January 31.
A newly illustrated hardcover Wonderland / Looking-Glass has been released in the Netherlands by artist Floor Rieder, translated by Sofia Englishman. The illustrations are quite charming and I think will be of interest to many in our humble little society. You can order it (€25) here, or through various Netherlands bookstores through its ISBN, 9789025759179.
Those of you who attended the 2013 Spring meeting in Winston-Salem, NC will remember the wonderful play written fellow society member Daniel Singer that we all enjoyed as a part of the festivities. It has recently come to our attention that you may now purchase a copy of the official script, and license it for performance! I’m sure Daniel would love to see many performances of his play all over the world, and we would too!
We love Teefury, mostly because they love Alice. And now they have sneakers! With the Cheshire Cat! Grab ‘em now!
So great news for Carrollians, the larger world is starting to notice that this year is the 150th anniversary of AAIW. And what better way to start than with a nice article in the New York Times.