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Sighting of a New Dutch Hunting of the Snark Edition

Ahoy, Snark lovers!  Our own Mahendra Singh, who published a stunning edition himself a few years ago, has alerted us to the publication of a new Dutch version of Lewis Carroll’s immortal The Hunting of the Snark.  If you can read Dutch, you can find out more by clicking here. If, like me, you can’t understand much… [read full post]

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Please “like” the Lewis Carroll Society of North America’s sparkly new Facebook Page!

For years, our Facebook presence has been limited to a Group. The ribbon is now cut for the Lewis Carroll Society of North America’s new Facebook Page. If you’re a Facebook neophyte, all you have to do is click the “like” button. Links to this blog, information about Society events, and other trivialities will then… [read full post]

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Rethinking Maps: “…Without the least vestige of land”

How do you like front cover for the new paperback edition of Rethinking Maps: New Frontiers in Cartographic Theory? (Routledge, $44.95, greatly reduced from the $150.00 hardcover edition.) It pays homage to Henry Holiday’s famous “Ocean-Chart” illustration for Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark (1876), pictured below. (We might add a second question, Doesn’t it… [read full post]

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Tingling Singh’s Bell

Mahendra Singh’s beautiful new graphic novel version of Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark got a Christmasy plug in The New Yorker’s blog Book Bench, in a post called “Holiday Gift Guide: For the Precocious Child.” “…Illustrated with delightfully surreal (and somewhat macabre) drawings,” writes Eileen Reynolds. “The language isn’t easy, of course, so save… [read full post]

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Seek it with thimbles, seek it with care, order it today from Amazon.com!

There is Thingumbob shouting! Mahendra Singh’s beautiful new illustrated version of The Hunting of the Snark is being released tomorrow, Tuesday, November 2nd (and we refuse to make any Election Day analogies) from Melville House Publishing. You can still pre-order it today for $10.08 on Amazon with free shipping (where it’s listed as a “graphic novel,” although… [read full post]

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LCSNA November 6th NYC Meeting Agenda Just Announced!

If you’re a fan of Lewis Carroll, Alice, the Snark, and you’re anywhere near the NYC area, you should check out the Events page of the LCSNA’s web site to see the full agenda for our fall meeting, to be held in Manhattan on Saturday, November 6th.  The impressive roster of speakers includes noted author… [read full post]

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The Hunting of the Snark to be in the Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Fall Fest

Frontispiece to Fit the Second, from Mahendra Singh’s illustrations

There’s a casting call up right now at Playbill.com for The Hunting of the Snark, a stage adaptation for the Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Fall Fest. The full listing gives a good feel for what the play might be like, so I’ll quote it at length: Job Details Title The Hunting of the Snark Category Performer… [read full post]

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Happy Snark Day

Thanks to Mahendra Singh for reminding us that 136 years ago today Lewis Carroll began his composition of The Hunting of the Snark, “and thus, in a semiotic and hypermetaphysical manner, began decomposing the non-existence of The Hunting of the Snark.” Read more at his excellent blog. In celebration of Snark Day, here is the… [read full post]

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