Martin Gardner’s Snark Annotations

Today I start to refer to Martin Gardner’s annotations to The Hunting of the Snark in a more systematical way. Admittedly, I should have done that much earlier. I didn’t read the annotations carefully enough. As an example, Martin Gardner annotated (MG058) to The Hunting of the Snark that Elizabeth Sewell pointed out in The … Continue reading “Martin Gardner’s Snark Annotations”

Burning the Baker

  The images (click on them to read more) are related to my little article in the Knight Letter № 100 (July 2018, ISSN 0193-886X, published by the LCSNA).   Blog entry related to this page Feedback: Twitter | Facebook 1 | Facebook 2 | Quora My LCSNA Knight Letter links MG064

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”

Nose is a Nose is a Nose

More links related to my Snark article in the Knight Letter (ISSN 0193-886X) of the LCSNA, Fall 2017, № 99: The article is online in academia.edu, in archive.org and also here in snrk.de (with permission of the Knight Letter editors). As a bonus, four additional images have been attached to that online version of the … Continue reading “Nose is a Nose is a Nose”