Tag Archives: Alice

Down the Rabbit Hole. Again!

I am thirty. Have been for a few months. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, had he decided to live forever, would be hundred and eighty four. Of course, Lewis Carroll is alive, and well, has decided to live forever, and, at the … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature: Children’s Books, a Conversation and Some Thoughts

Last week, a friend and I had a pretty incisive conversation about what we, each, found fascinating about children’s literature as adult readers. She was drawn to the possibility, which children’s fiction affords an adult, of seeing the world from … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature: Literary Miracles of Three Kinds

In the world of literature, there are at least three kinds of works (fiction and non-fiction) that, in my opinion, could be termed miracles: Those that inspire awe both because of their sheer storytelling and-or narrative complexity and because of … Continue reading

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Short Fiction: The End of the Long, Winding Road: Happy Endings

A short story first published in the December 2010 issue of The Banyan Trees, a monthly online literary magazine. “…the original, the one and only World Wide Web. The Real thing. The rest will remain simply virtual.” – Umberto Eco “I … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature and Movies: Inception: A Curious Observation

A caveat: what follows is pure speculation. In the Wool and Water chapter of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass, the sheep says “Are you a child or a teetotum? You’ll make me giddy soon, if you go on turning round … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature: Curiouser and Curiouser: Reading Alice at 25

It’s probably a curious thing, but I’m 25 and I just finished reading Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass for the first time. It was an absolute pleasure to read Martin Gardner’s definitive edition in the form of the single … Continue reading

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