Our partners in crime across the pond have published a new text on Carroll’s 1895 paper What the Tortoise Said to Achilles. This special edition of The Carrollian contains the original plus five new articles on this classic philosophical logic paper. Get yours directly from The Lewis Carroll Society today! Check out the preview here.
Our 2017 Spring Meeting will be in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area on the weekend of March 31 – April 2. The full-day Saturday meeting with be at the state-of-the-art Koret Auditorium (left) of the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch, followed by a reception at the San Francisco Center for the Book. Speakers… [read full post]
A beautiful 24-page, apx. 7 x 10 inch letterpress “Jabberwocky” has been printed and illustrated by Norman McKnight of the Philoxenia Press in Berkeley in an edition of 50. He describes is as “a pamphlet sewn into covers and Japanese Yuzen wrappers. The typeface is 20 point Frühling by Rudolf Koch (1914), and newly cast… [read full post]
A developer in Woodbridge (a suburb of Detroit) has rehabilitated a century-old home, turning it into a “Wonderland House” with statuary, stained glass windows, and the like. He previously has done houses on the themes of Dr. Seuss’s Lorax and the movie Up. Details here.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC announced that it is making 370,000 public domain items in their collection available digitally for download. Searching for “Lewis Carroll” has 63 results, eight of them his own photographs, such as The Beggar Maid (left).
The mad, mathematical, musical, magical, and thoroughly Carrollian Raymond Smullyan died on February 6th at the age of 97. Renowned for his logic puzzles, lightning wit, many books, magic tricks, and brilliant improvisations at the piano, Smullyan will be particularly remembered by Carrollians for his 1982 book Alice in Puzzle-Land: A Carrollian Tale for Children… [read full post]