⭐⭐⭐ = read first ⭐⭐⭐ Karen Gardiner, Life, Eternity,and Everything: Hidden Eschatology in the Works of Lewis Carroll, pp. 25~41 in The Carrollian, Issue 31, 2018 (see blog entry) ⭐⭐⭐ Karen Gardiner, Escaping Justice in Wonderland, pp. 47~60 in The Carrollian, Issue 33, 2020 (see blog entry) ⭐⭐⭐ Karen Gardiner (PhD thesis), A New Evaluation: The Theological Influence of … Continue reading “Books & Papers for Snark Hunters”
To what could the Baker’s “three pairs of boots” refer? This office [of the Helmsman] was usually undertaken by the Boots, who found in it a refuge from the Baker’s constant complaints about the insufficient blacking of his three pairs of boots. 029 The loss of his clothes hardly mattered, because 030 … Continue reading “Three Creeds, Three Dogmata, Trinity”
Mental Troubles Charles Darwin Thomas Cranmer Burning the Baker (by Goetz Kluge, Knight Letter № 100, 2018) Faiths Victorie in Romes Crueltie Seven Coats Thomas Cranmer’s Burning 42 Articles & Eschatology C.L. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll), Eternal Punishment,pp. 345-355 in The Lewis Carroll picture book, 1899 The Baker’s 42 boxes (MG011) Eternal Disconnect Dodgson did not … Continue reading “Carroll & Religion”
All men shall not be saved at the length. They also are worthy of condemnation, who endeavour at this time in restore the dangerous opinion that all men, by they never so ungodly, shall at length be saved, when they have suffered pains for their sins a certain time appointed by God’s justice. Article 42 … Continue reading “Eternal Disconnect”
[top]: Detail from the etching (1566-1568) The Image Breakers by Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder. [center]: Illustration (1876) by Henry Holiday to the chapter The Barrister’s Dream in The Hunting of the Snark. C. L. Dodgson did not want Henry Holiday to depict the Snark in the illustrations to The Hunting of the Snark. But Holiday … Continue reading “The Barrister’s Dream”
I think that court scenes in Carroll’s fiction writings might be related to these disputes. @Robin_C_Douglas 2020-08-25 https://twitter.com/Robin_C_Douglas/status/1298278658034012160 One of the more curious features of Victorian history was a series of legal battles in which clergy and laypeople in the Church of England used the English civil courts to vindicate their various differing interpretations of … Continue reading “Anglican Disputes in Victorian Courts”
Lewis Carroll’s wrote about The Hunting of the Snark: As to the meaning of the Snark, I’m very much afraid I didn’t mean anything but nonsense. Still, you know, words mean more than we mean to express when we use them; so a whole book ought to mean a great deal more than the writer … Continue reading “What can Science reveal?
This is the quest of the Snark.”
In Shane Leslie’s Lewis Carroll and the Oxford Movement (1933), I found a mapping from people and animals in Through the Looking-Glass to real persons and other objects (like Tweedledum -> High Church and Tweedledee -> Low Church). I didn’t feel too comfortable with some of the associations, because I tried something like that for … Continue reading “Snark Matrix (2013)”
Source (archive): http://blogcritics.org/lewis-carroll-the-mad-deacon/ Sadi Ranson-Polizzotti, 2004-08-27 How little we really know of Lewis Carroll, pun-master, nonsense rhymer, genius, most recognized for his work as author of Alice In Wonderland. Born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, born on the 27th of January, 1832 in Daresbury, in county Cheshire, England, Charleses’, was an Anglican rector who frequently held services … Continue reading “Lewis Carroll – The Mad Deacon”
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Lewis Carroll’s and Henry Holiday’s The Hunting of the Snark made me digging into British history and the history the Anglican church (especially the Oxford Movement). It’s not history, at least not a finished one. To me, Carroll’s tragicomedy (a tragedy in Henry Holiday’s view) is about the doctrinal conflicts (some of them lethal) arising … Continue reading “Snark and Boojum Today”