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Behind the Looking Glass

‘Just had a US reader send me the following about my book, _Behind the Looking Glass_ (2008, Cambridge Scholars): “Really an impressive work. I am recommending it to several people. Every philosophy department should have it. It should be a companion text in philosophy and literature.” Kwel!! Sherry L. Ackerman

“I cannot remember any other motive…”: the chronology of creating Wonderland

It’ll  be November soon, the month in which Alice’s  Adventures Underground was begun and (two looong  years later) finally delivered to its intended recipient, Alice Liddell.   It’s  one of the most myth-drenched areas of Lewis Carroll’s life.  So it does no harm to use the upcoming anniversary to take another look.  (By the way, for […]

The Virtual Victorian

Here’s an extract from the Virtual Victorian blog (unpromisingly titled “The Shy and Stammering Man”): But, despite loving to visit art galleries and the theatre, the stuttering, unmarried clergyman was never truly comfortable in the adult ‘society’ world, preferring to indulge in the uncomplicated friendship of children. Such sincere and intense ‘relationships’ have since led […]

Addendum

Well, we’ve been told those changes to Wiki we talked about were actually made by one of the authors mentioned – who has now taken down the reference to the other author mentioned (at his request we understand), and modified the entry in other small ways. We have to say we originally thought it had […]

wiki-weird II

We’ve been fatally distracted from this blog by our Other Lives, but someone (thank you JedO) just told us about a little something  on Wiki we had to pass on. Of course  Lewis Carroll’s  Wikipedia   page is prone to outbursts of Tourette’s at the best of times, with whole sections being replaced with pithy […]

Wiki-weird

The Lewis Carroll Wiki page is an almost permanent zone of weird, of course, but I’m not talking about the usual kinds of  “he was a pervert who should have had his balls fried”, or “he lived next door to my Nan and used to walk her dog”, kind of stuff ; I’m referring to  […]

Wilful Myth-Blindness 1: "Alice I Never Was"

We’re going to be doing an occasional (probably very occasional) series called “Wilful Myth-Blindness”, where we look at examples of writing that determinedly re-states the old Carroll Myths, or indeed any other tired old Myths, as if the evidence to the contrary just wasn’t there. To kick this off, here’s Melanie Benjamin’s  2010 historical novel […]