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German Translations of Carroll’s Works Available Print-on-Demand

Here is another publishing item from one of our mimsy minions: “Günther Flemming’s German translation of the Alice books (including Under Ground and the Nursery), the Snark, plus a plethora of prefaces, poems, riddles, biographical sketches, and the article “Alice on the Stage,” along with a “kaleidoscope” of annotations and commentary — a task begun in 1967 — has… [read full post]

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A New Snark in London This December

For those of you who can’t get enough of stage adaptations of our beloved The Hunting of the Snark, one of our mimsy minions has alerted me to another upcoming production in London, playing this December.  I will note that the description of the piece includes this frumious statement: An imaginative musical adventure that will inspire,… [read full post]

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New List of Most Collectible Children’s Books

If you’re an avid collector of vintage children’s literature editions, you might be interested in this updated list of the most collectible children’s books, according to Helen Younger of Aleph-Bet Books.  As one would expect, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland makes the list.  And note the clever way she handles the issue of the publication date.  Disappointingly, Through… [read full post]

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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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Iris Theatre Presents a Month of Wonderland and a Night of Snark

News from London-town!  The Iris Theatre will be presenting two Carrollian productions in coming months, performed at St. Paul’s Church in Covent Garden.  Click the links below for more information about these performances: Alice in Wonderland  July 30-August 31st And for one night only: The Hunting of the Snark September 1st If you attend either… [read full post]

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A Nice Review for the Strawdog Snark in Chicago

The recent Strawdog Theatre Company production of The Hunting of the Snark  has softly and suddenly vanished away, but Josh Sobel, the production’s director and the company’s literary manager, just sent me this link to their rave review.  Who knows, maybe this Snark will surface again, in Chicago, NY, or at a theatre near you!

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A New Theatrical Snark Sighting in Chicago

Apologies that we haven’t made a new post in a while. We have been off hunting Snarks–unsuccessfully, which may be just as well. Today, as Fate would have it, we received this very civilized note: Dear Lewis Carroll Society  My name is Josh Sobel and I am Literary Manager for Chicago’s Strawdog Theatre Company. I… [read full post]

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“And Black Alice had heard Boojums weren’t supposed to be all that smart…”

The Lavinia Whateley was a Boojum, a deep-space swimmer, but her kind had evolved in the high tempestuous envelopes of gas giants, and their offspring still spent their infancies there, in cloud-nurseries over eternal storms. And so she was streamlined, something like a vast spiny lionfish to the earth-adapted eye. Her sides were lined with gasbags filled… [read full post]

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Summer TV round-up PART ONE – A Snark-obsessed professor and the murderous ghost of Alice Liddell

Lewis Carroll made a few cameos on television this summer. BBC’s Inspector Lewis, on Masterpiece Mystery (also on PBS in America), had an episode in Season V called “The Soul of Genius.” The dead body in this whodunit was a professor obsessed with The Hunting of the Snark, and of course the Inspector has to… [read full post]

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Snarkitecture aims to make architecture perform the unexpected

Slip Bench, Snarkitecture

[Department of Portmanteaus] Today we give an honorable mention to the Brooklyn-based design studio Snarkitecture, recently featured in the Home & Garden section of the New York Times online. The studio, headed by Alex Mustonen and Daniel Arsham, creates sculptures and installations intended to unsettle: “Searching for sites within architecture with the possibility for confusion or… [read full post]

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