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A Few Fun Alice Tidbits

Some newer visitors may not realize that this blog is named after my favorite book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.  I’ve been a Carrollian (yeah, that is what we obsessed call ourselves) for a long, long time.  I teach the book yearly (am reading it aloud to my class right now, it so happens.)  And so I am getting quite a kick out of the current Alice frenzy due to the Tim Burton film opening tomorrow.  My Lewis Carroll Society pals are getting quoted all over the place, Barnes & Noble’s got big displays of various editions, and now I see the 1903 film is getting some welcome attention.  So let me contribute to this mini-frenzy with a few tidbits of my own:

  • TextArc is described on their website as “a visual representation of a text — the entire text (twice!) on a single page. A funny combination of an index, concordance, and summary; it uses the viewer’s eyes to help undercover meaning.”  I should add their Alice is also mesmerizing and very, very pretty.
  • A man of his time, Lewis Carroll wrote letters.  Loads of them. And some of them are very clever. Say this one. (Click it for a larger and clearer image.)

  • As for film, there are all sorts of adaptations and variations.  Here’s favorite of mine, and possibly not as familiar as some:

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