Article 42 in the 42 Articles

The helmsman used to stand by with tears in his eyes; he knew it was all wrong, but alas! Rule 42 of the Code, “No one shall speak to the Man at the Helm,” had been completed by the Bellman himself with the words “and the Man at the Helm shall speak to no one.“ … Continue reading “Article 42 in the 42 Articles”

Crossover Literature

The Hunting of the Snark needs to be read at least twice. It is crossover literature. You read it differently at different ages. The book is an excellent example for crossover literature (and crossover picture books): Children read it as a nonsense story. It is “dark”, but funny nevertheless. Adult readers know more than children. … Continue reading “Crossover Literature”

snrk.de

About this site: Snrk.de mostly is about Henry Holiday‘s illustrations (engraved by Joseph Swain) to Lewis Carroll‘s tragicomical ballad The Hunting of the Snark.         If – and the thing is wildly possible – the charge of writing nonsense were ever brought against the author of this great blog, I will not … Continue reading “snrk.de”

About snrk.de

About this site: Snrk.de mostly is about Henry Holiday‘s illustrations (engraved by Joseph Swain) to Lewis Carroll‘s tragicomical ballad The Hunting of the Snark.         If – and the thing is wildly possible – the charge of writing nonsense were ever brought against the author of this great blog, I will not … Continue reading “About snrk.de”

Eschatological Snark

According to Karen Gardiner, “it would be unwise for anyone to imply that they have found the answer to the book’s mystery.” The book is Lewis Carroll’s and Henry Holiday’s The Hunting of the Snark (1876). Initially I was that unwise. There several answers. I started my Snark hunt in December 2008. Initially I probably … Continue reading “Eschatological Snark”

Knight Letter № 100

In July 2018, the members of the LCSNA (Lewis Carroll Society of North America) received the 100th Knight Letter. Also in this issue, Goetz Kluge makes the case that a seventeenth-century engraving may have influenced Henry Holiday’s last illustration for The Hunting of the Snark. Goetz’s excellent blog about all things Snark is at http://snrk.de/ … Continue reading “Knight Letter № 100”

Snark Hunters

Google: past week LC Forum lewiscarrollresources.net Children’s Theatre Reviews Herbjørn Andresen BaconJudge (redditor) Philo M. Buck Michael Everson Thomas Farley Günther Flemming Mary Hammond Karen Gardiner Martin Gardner Markian Gooley Marco Graziosi Amy Green Henry Holiday Doug Howick Nina Lyon Angus MacIntyre Adriano Orefice Klaus Reichert Louise Schweitzer Mahendra Singh William Skaggs Oliver Sturm John … Continue reading “Snark Hunters”

“Edward VI and the Pope” on Twitter

EDWARD VI 1537-1553 was the long-awaited heir of King Henry VIII, the object of his father’s life long policy, to secure the Tudor dynasty. His religious education was in the hands of Thomas Cranmer. One result was Edward’s complete & thorough conversion to Protestant Reform. pic.twitter.com/z3NAidGbpq — SPIRITUAL LIVES (@ken_kalis) December 21, 2019 2019-12-21   … Continue reading ““Edward VI and the Pope” on Twitter”

Favourite Tweets

About 10 years ago I found out that Henry Holiday's Snark illustrations contained several references to artwork from other artists, father+son Marcus Gheeraerts among them. John Tufail's suggestion (the night sky as a map) made me search for a Gheeraerts painting with a map. pic.twitter.com/6gBJhThN9K — Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) January 30, 2019   @snark150 is … Continue reading “Favourite Tweets”

The Baker’s 42 Boxes

The Baker’s 42 boxes (MG011) might be a reference to Thomas Cranmer’s 42 Articles. The Baker’s 42 Boxes are the original Protestant Articles of 1553, with Thomas Cranmer’s name on each. Angus MacIntyre, The Reverend Snark, Jabberwocky 23(1994): 51-52   I suggest that this belongs to Carroll’s references to Thomas Cranmer. A Baker is exposed … Continue reading “The Baker’s 42 Boxes”

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