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California Lawyer calls Pseudo-Scholars’ Posthumous Perversion Accusations ‘Unpardonable’; Woolf ‘Pleased’

Jenny Woolf points us to a nice letter-to-the-editor in June 2010’s Smithsonian, in response to her April article about “Lewis Carroll’s Shifting Reputation.” Curiouser and Curiouser As an attorney, I think “Unusual Suspect,” by Jenny Woolf, did a good job of documenting the modern-day habit of judging or casting spurious allegations based on hearsay and innuendoes…. [read full post]

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Contrariwise’s Rejecting Apology; or, Did Lewis Carroll burn his secret collection of Lolicon manga?

Our post on the controversies and pseudo-controversies surrounding Carroll’s character generated some small discussion (“teach the controversy”, as the Kansas School Board might advocate). The folks at Contrariwise continued with a longer reaction. I quote Ms. Karoline Leach at length: […] we send our sincere thanks to the LCSNA bloggers for so generously giving us the… [read full post]

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Special Report: Was Lewis Carroll a gay Mormon and were the Alice books written by J.D. Salinger?

This blog doesn’t regularly deal with certain questions (italics mine, as was the rest of that sentence.) And the new lewiscarroll.org’s FAQs don’t go there. Contrariwise, Mark Burstein usually starts his question-and-answer sessions with: “The answers to the first two questions are ‘No, he wasn’t’ and ‘No, he didn’t.’” The LCSNA doesn’t shy away from… [read full post]

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