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Edward Wakeling’s New Book to be Released – Lewis Carroll: The Man and His Circle

Carrollians rejoice!  Edward Wakeling’s new Carroll biography has been published!  Well, in the UK, not available here until Jan 28, 2015, but still.  As Edward says in his interview with the Independent: “It is about time we cleared up, once and for all, the pervading false myth about his unhealthy relationship with children…” Thank goodness!… [read full post]

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The Economist’s World in 2015

Alice (and Cheshire Puss) has made the Sgt. Pepper-like cover of UK’s The Economist‘s special issue, “The World in 2015.” Emma Hogan’s article inside in its “Culture” section is of interest as much for what it left out as what it included. The Morgan Library, NYU, and the Rosenbach’s exhibits are mentioned, but not the Alice150 celebration of which… [read full post]

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Alice Songfest

Next Saturday, November 29, noon to 2 pm (East Coast time), Dee Michel will be doing a special version of his radio show, A Little Stage Music: all songs are related to Alice in Wonderland! Listen live at WMUA 91.1 FM if you’re in the Amherst area, or stream it from WMUA.org (live; it will not be available for podcast).

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New Volume of Poetry Translated into Russian

Russian poet/scholar Dmitry Yermolovich has produced a volume, Охота на Угада и прочие странные истории (The Hunting of the Snark and Other Strange Tales), of Carroll’s poetry, containing his new translations of “Hiawatha’s Photographing,” “The Hunting of the Snark,” “The Three Voices,” “The Lang Coortin” and a number of other poems. All of them are… [read full post]

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Peanuts in Wonderland

The Peanuts in Wonderland exhibition opened yesterday at the wonderful Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California (in Wine Country, a bit north of San Francisco). The gallery welcomes visitors with what seems to be a Victorian parlor, replete with photographs of or by Dodgson (and J. M. Cameron), books, and the like. With many… [read full post]

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