LCSNA’s 2008 publication of Dr. Elizabeth Sewell’s scholarly study Lewis Carroll: Voices from France has been noted in the Times Literary Supplement of May 7, 2010. The review itself is mixed; the reviewer comments that the book has many fine aperçus and admires its close readings, but objects to some of the qualities that we most enjoyed, such as her “speculative flights” and “insouciance.” Also, Sewell was in her late seventies when she wrote this book, not nearly ninety, as he suggests.
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A well-written and cogent review, although I think the more old-fashioned style of Sewell’s criticism is a bit passé for the TLS.
Sewell’s focus on “le neant” should not be underestimated, it’s a brilliant insight and it points us squarely at good ol’ Heidegger and his angsty ilk.
I have no doubt that the LCSNA will be among the first to publish the results of such fruitful inquiries!
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