One of our mimsy minions reports that the UK publication The Guardian includes Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as one of the 100 best novels. I would, however, readily dispute the author’s description of Alice as “a story about a quite bad-tempered child that is not really for children.” The minute a writer claims the Alice books… [read full post]
As you likely know, January 27th was the birth anniversary of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll. The UK publication The Guardian posted a quiz in honor of his birth. To take their fun Alice Quiz, click me.
There’s more discussion on the Alice pop-up book app for the iPad (originally mentioned here in the post Through the LED Screen). The Atomic Antelope app ($9, or a free demo) is the original Carroll text with interactive animated illustrations based on Tenniel. Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy is ruminating on all of this over at… [read full post]