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Literary Feasts: Inspired Eating From Classic Fiction (Atria, 2006, ISBN 1932338292) by Sean Brand has a section on the Mad Tea Party, and most important for the thrifty collector, is currently available in fine bookstores and online retailers’ bargain bins.

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Jim Dale’s Alice

Jim Dale, actor and reader of the Harry Potter audiobooks, has just come out with an Alice in Wonderland audiobook, available at all fine bookstores and booksites.

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Tania’s Alice

A new colored edition of Alice in Wonderland is printed and available from illustrator Tatiana Ianovskaia! The price is $40 for the book (plus postage). Perfect binding, paper cover, 63 original colored illustrations. 50 copies only are printed. There is a discounted option of the same publication due to some printing flaws, e.g., change of… [read full post]

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Dreamchild

On the front cover of the July issue of Art Monthly Australia is artist Polixeni Papapetrou‘s photo “Lewis Carroll’s Beatrice Hatch before White Cliffs” (taken in 2002), which features her then-five-year-old daughter Olympia in the nude. The work has generated a great deal of controversy in Australia over whether child nudity equals child pornography. (Papapetrou’s… [read full post]

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Snark citation

Yes, I know I’m behind the times a bit, but in case you somehow missed it, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit cited “The Hunting of the Snark”‘s “what I tell you three times is true” in a recent ruling on a Guantanamo Bay detainee: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080630/ap_on_go_ot/guantanamo_chinese_detainee.

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According to Slate‘s “Dictionary of Obamaisms”:Jabaracky (jah-bah-ROK-ee) n. A fictional creature spawned from political fairy tales, characterized by nonsensical phrases and policies.Example: In certain Republican circles, the phrase “Beware the Jabarack, my son!” is a shorthand for apprehension about Barack Obama’s compelling personal story.

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Happy Alice’s Day!

Wishing you a a very happy Alice’s Day filled with much croquet, rowing, and tea parties! As I’m sure you all know, this auspicious day celebrates the first time the Rev. Charles L. Dodgson (AKA Lewis Carroll) told the story of “Alice in Wonderland” to Alice Liddell and her sisters. What, you thought you had… [read full post]

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