Books & Papers for Snark Hunters

⭐⭐⭐ =  read first ⭐⭐⭐ Darien Graham-Smith (PhD thesis), Contextualising Carroll: The Contradiction of Science and Religion in the Life and Works of Lewis Carroll, 2015, Amazon (Kindle): B010Y2T5GS ⭐⭐⭐ Robert Watkins, I’m Not Married to This, But… (about “The Hunting of the Snark”), April 2024 ⭐⭐⭐ Karen Gardiner, Life, Eternity,and Everything: Hidden Eschatology in … Continue reading “Books & Papers for Snark Hunters”

The Barrister’s Dream

[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”

Eternal Disconnect

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”

Carroll & Religion

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 Articles of Christian faith are Axioms 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 … Continue reading “Carroll & Religion”

Three Creeds, Three Dogmata, Trinity

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”

Anglican Disputes in Victorian Courts

I think that court scenes in Carroll’s fiction writings might be related to these disputes. @Robin_C_Douglas 2020-08-25 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”

Snark Matrix (2013)

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)”

Lewis Carroll – The Mad Deacon

Source (archive): 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”

Snark and Boojum Today

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”

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