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MardiGras in Wonderland

If you’re in New Orleans on Sunday, February 22, check out Mardi Gras marchers “Krewe Do Craft” as they present “Alice In Craftyland.” Their handmade throws are designed to delight Alice in Wonderland lovers and all who come. Krewe Do Craft is a New Orleans-based marching Krewe that focuses on throwing unique, handmade, and environmentally… [read full post]

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More auction items

Bloomsbury New York has a first American edition of Through the Looking Glass and The Harp of a Thousand Strings (the first -albeit unauthorized and uncredited- appearance of Lewis Carroll’s work in a book) up for auction on January 25, while Bloomsbury London has a Dali Alice on the block on February 26.

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If only the best will do…

If you are looking for something more authentic than a facsimile, and don’t mind being a few weeks late, you could always bid on an Arthur Rackham-illustrated Alice in Wonderland (a limited edition and, I presume, first edition but not actually stated) up for auction at Bonham’s on March 4.

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Valentine?

On February 15, the British Library will release a new facsimile edition of Lewis Carroll’s original manuscript, Alice’s Adventures under Ground (which they have in their collection, which, in turn, is well worth visiting if you happen to find yourself in London). “In an accompanying commentary, Sally Brown sketches a portrayal of Carroll, and traces… [read full post]

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Snark!

David Denby’s new book, Snark (Simon & Schuster, 2009), is “‘a polemic in seven fits’ and places his observations of contemporary culture against a history of satire and invective. After introducing the current state of snark and its practitioners, he returns to the earliest dabblers in snark, first citing the origin of the word. For… [read full post]

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