LCSNA Fall 2017 Meeting

The fall meeting was held at the Morris Library at the University of Delaware in Newark on Saturday, October 28. We heard delightful talks from Dana Richardson (“Martin Gardner: Behind the Looking-Glass”), Victor Fet (“Old Russian and New Siberian Wonderlands”), Edna Ranck (“Glorious Nonsense: Not only Lewis Carroll but also Gertrude Stein”), Sarah Boxer (“Alice:… [read full post]

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The 150th Anniversary Deluxe ANNOTATED ALICE!!

Today is the official release date of the long-awaited 150th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Martin Gardner’s The Annotated Alice, the first update in 15 years. Edited and art-directed by Mark Burstein, it features more than a hundred new or updated annotations, many by Gardner himself (some, but not all, from the Knight Letter). The “deluxe”… [read full post]

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Books

One of the primary purposes of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America is to publish books relevant to his works and life. From first revealing to the world “The Wasp in a Wig,” the long-thought-lost chapter of Through the Looking-Glass, in 1977, through the six-volume printing of all his pamphlets, to a book of his… [read full post]

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Carroll Publishes Wonderland One Day at a Time

Perhaps unique in the annals of Alice publishing, syndicated columnist Jon Carroll of the San Francisco Chronicle is publishing the text of Wonderland one sentence at a time at the end of his column, beginning on July 25 in one titled “Turning on to rainbows, and tuning out.” He had just finished publishing King Lear… [read full post]

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The Haunting of the Snarkasbord: a new Snark sequel by LCSNA members, published by Evertype

The Lewis Carroll Society of North America’s fantastic Spring 2012 meeting yesterday in Cambridge, Mass., was followed today by a gathering to view the Lewis Carroll collection of former president Alan Tannenbaum and his wife Alison Tannenbaum, at their beautiful house in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Sandwiches were served, containing what I hope now was beef and… [read full post]

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Celebration of Mind II – Sign up!

Can you change “100” to “CAT” by moving just two of these toothpicks? The above puzzle is probably familiar to many lovers of logic games, but new to the multitude who have not yet made the connection between mathematical problems, visual conundrums, and, of all things, fun. One man who spent a lifetime reaching out to… [read full post]

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Cryptozoologist Dr Karl Shuker on the Cheshire Cat

Cryptozoology, according to the Wikipedia, “refers to the search for animals which are considered to be legendary or otherwise nonexistent by the field of biology. ” Dr Karl Shuker, according to his own bio, is “one of the best known cryptozoologists in the world.” Wikipedia describes him as “full-time freelance zoological consultant, media consultant, and… [read full post]

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2010 November, Alice Collection Sale

A long-time LCSNA member has generously donated her collection of Alice books and other Carroll items to the Society for sale in order to support the Society’s programs. The list of items follows the ordering instructions. ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS: send the item number or numbers of the books, magazines, etc. to the Publications Coordinator at pubs@lewiscarroll.org…. [read full post]

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