Knight Letter № 100

In July 2018, the members of the LCSNA (Lewis Carroll Society of North America) received the 100th Knight Letter. (A friend told me that the caterpillar (here without hookah) on the front page is a Hickory Horned Devil.) Also in this issue, Goetz Kluge makes the case that a seventeenth-century engraving may have influenced Henry … 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 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 Tufail Steve … Continue reading “Snark Hunters”

Bathing-Machines

Snarks have five marks: The fourth is its fondness for bathing-machines,       Which it constantly carries about, And believes that they add to the beauty of scenes—       A sentiment open to doubt. [The New Belfry of Christ Church, Oxford] is of the best of Dodgson’s Oxford squibs, a good humored … Continue reading “Bathing-Machines”

9.5±0.5 Snark Hunters

Allegedly, the Snark hunting crew consists of ten members (MG017). Is that so? Martin Gardener (MG046) told us that “Phyllis Greenacre thinks that the ten members of the crew represent the ten children of the Dodgson family.” However, I think that to Dodgson/Carroll in his private life there was nothing important to be referred to … Continue reading “9.5±0.5 Snark Hunters”

This is no Cigar

Martin Gardner wrote in his Annotated Snark (1962, MG064) about Henry Holiday’s almost surreal illustration: […] Thousands of readers must have glanced at this drawing without noticing (though they may have shivered with subliminal perception) the huge, almost transparent head of the Baker, abject terror on his features, as a gigantic beak (or is it … Continue reading “This is no Cigar”