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Nina Demurova Wins Russia’s Highest Children’s Literature Prize

This just in from one of our mimsiest minions: “Famed Russian translator of Wonderland and Looking Glass, Nina Mikhailovna Demurova, has been awarded Russia’s highest prize in children’s literature, the 2013 Korney Chukovskii Award, given for “outstanding creative achievements.” As the “Moscow Evening” newspaper reports, “‘No one has done more for our literature, than Demurova’, said Grigorii Kruzhkov,… [read full post]

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Puzzles in Wonderland Book Features Carroll-Inspired Brain Teasers

One of our mimsy minions has alerted us to a new book by Richard Wolfrik Galland entitled Lewis Carroll’s Puzzles in Wonderland.  And here is what our minion had to say: “Lewis Carroll’s Puzzles in Wonderland (Carlton/Metro 2013) is a bit of a misnomer. There are a few of Carroll’s original puzzles in the text, but most… [read full post]

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David Delamare Alice Book Kickstarter Campaign

If you are a fan of Lewis Carroll and reader of this blog, then you have probably seen our prior posts about artist David Delamare.  He has been working on paintings and illustrations for his own edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for five years now.  One of our mimsy minions has just alerted us that… [read full post]

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Looking Glass Wars Kickstarter Campaign

If you are a fan of the Looking Glass Wars novels, author Frank Beddor has written to let us know he has a Kickstarter campaign running for ONLY another nine days to fund the next new title, Looking Glass Wars: Millinery Academy.  As is customary with Kickstarter campaigns, there are a host of tempting rewards (all… [read full post]

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New Boy George Album Includes a Wonderland-Inspired Track

Pop singer and pop culture icon Boy George (formerly of Culture Club) credits a passage from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as the inspiration for the song “Any Road” from his new album, This is What I Do.  There is alas no video yet for this track, but apparently George uses a Wonderland theme to address the various paths… [read full post]

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Jezebel Charms Etsy Shop Offers Literary Jewelry–Including Alice!

If you’re looking for that perfect gift for a jewelry-loving Carroll fan, you might want to check out the Jezebel Charms shop on Etsy.com.  The shop’s “charming literary creations” include a full line of Alice-themed jewelry pieces, all handmade to order in the UK. Please note: the web site states that UK readers can order… [read full post]

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Exploring the Influence of Lewis Carroll’s Trip to Russia on His Photography

One of our mimsy minions has alerted us that a recent issue of Art History journal includes an article entitled “Shopping in St Petersburg: Lewis Carroll’s Photographs and Icons”  Here’s a brief excerpt, courtesy of our minion: “While critics have paid scant attention to Carroll’s Russian visit, maintaining it had little impact upon him since he… [read full post]

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Alice in Tumblr-Land Gives Popular Tales a Modern Twist

Author Tim Manley has written a witty new book that reimagines Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and other popular fairy tales for today’s social media-obsessed world.  Manley’s take on the tales and their characters tends to be brief, with tongue firmly in cheek. If the concept tickles your funny bone, click me to find out more. Also:… [read full post]

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David Del Tredici Looking-Glass Opera Live Simulcast on Sunday December 1st!

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will present Leonard Slatkin conducting the world premiere of the complete version of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Del Tredici’s opera Dum Dee Tweedle, based on Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass, this afternoon, Sunday, December 1st, at Detroit Orchestra Hall.  The performance will also be webcast free to a global audience via the DSO’s “Live From Orchestra… [read full post]

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