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Savile Clarke Productions

Mark and Catherine Richards’ excellent Lewis Carroll Resources website has a new section on the productions of the Savile Clarke Alice. The first was in 1886; 34 others are documented here, running through 1931. This comprehensive database includes a mass of information including production dates, cast lists, reviews, actor images, ephemera, etc., compiled by Catherine… [read full post]

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Seeking It with Thimbles: Fine Press and Artist’s Books

This seems to be a banner year for hunting particularly elegant Snarks. The Cheshire Cat Press of Toronto last year published a fine-press Snark illustrated by Byron Sewell (42 copies, $350, KL 101:58), and will soon publish an identically formatted edition with illustrations by George Walker based on Donald Trump’s cabinet as the crew. Another… [read full post]

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We’re No. 2!

OCLC (Online Computer Library Center), a nonprofit cooperative organization “dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing information costs,” and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the largest online public access catalog in the world, as well as the Dewey Decimal Classification system.On March 5, they published… [read full post]

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The Graphing of the Snark

The hypergraph properties of a short excerpt (lines 547 to 556) of “The Hunting of the Snark” was presented by Ronald Haentjens Dekker and David J. Birnbaum in their talk “It’s More than Just Overlap: Text as Graph” at Balisage: The Markup Conference in Washington DC in August of 2017. It was later printed in… [read full post]

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Show and Tel Aviv

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is hosting an exhibit “Alice in the Land of Books,” from the collection of Maayan Cohen Duwek.The collection includes rare editions, among them the first Hebrew translation, published in Germany in 1924. There are activities as well. It opened on Sept. 1; no closing date announced.

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Five More New Books

Five new books of possible interest to younger Carrollians: “Gothically visionary” You Are Alice in Wonderland’s Mum (Pick-A-Plot book 4 in a series of Choose-Your-Own-Adventure style books, Conundrum Press, 2017), written and illustrated by Sherwin Tjia. “In a quest to find your daughter that will take you through the seedy underbelly of London’s Whitechapel district and up into the secret… [read full post]

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The Tell-Tile Hearth

As we all know, Rev. C. L. Dodgson’s fireplace in his rooms at Oxford was surrounded by beautiful brick-red decorative tiles created by William De Morgan. A sailing ship was depicted at the top, with both mythical and natural creatures encircling it. (Seen here in Linda Gray-Moin’s re-creation, KL 100:4. A detailed article on the… [read full post]

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Spring Meeting in San Diego!

San Diego Central Library (Photo: Natalia Robert)
San Diego Central Library (Photo: Natalia Robert)

Our Spring 2019 meeting will be held March 8 and 9 in sunny San Diego, California, and is filled with all manner of things—great opportunities, exceptional speakers, and an archaeological adventure to rediscover a once-lost mural! Friday events will be held at the San Diego Central Library, and activities include the Maxine and David Schaefer… [read full post]

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