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“In essence, I think I am, still, this child-self so like an American cousin of Lewis Carroll’s Alice.”

This essay by Joyce Carol Oates, “In the Absence of Mentors/Monsters: Notes on Writerly Influences,” was actually published in Narrative Magazine in Fall 2009, but it’s now available online at… [read full post]


Marilyn Manson’s Phantasmagoria disappears like a little ghost

Lily Cole & Marilyn Manson

Many Lewis Carroll lovers have been awaiting Marilyn Manson’s promised Dodgson movie with varying degrees of dread. The latest news, according to, is that the studio has shelved the… [read full post]