The Making Of The Alice Books

Author: Ronald Reichertz
Editor: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773520813
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Analysing Lewis Carroll's Alice books in the context of children's literature from the seventeenth through the nineteenth century, Ronald Reichertz argues that Carroll's striking originality was the result of a fusion of his narrative imagination and formal and thematic features from earlier children's literature. The Making of the Alice Books includes discussions of the didactic and nursery rhyme verse traditionally addressed by Carroll's critics while adding and elaborating connections established within and against the continuum of English-language children's literature. Drawing examples from a wide range of children's literature Reichertz demonstrates that the Alice books are infused with conventions of and allusions to earlier works and identifies precursors of Carroll's upside-down, looking-glass, and dream vision worlds. Key passages from related books are reprinted in the appendices, making available many hard-to-find examples of early children's literature.

The Matrix And The Alice Books

Author: Voicu Mihnea Simandan
ISBN: 0557258073
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The Tenniel Illustrations To The Alice Books

Author: Michael Hancher
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The Alice Books And The Contested Ground Of The Natural World

Author: Laura White
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351803603
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Though popular opinion would have us see Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There as whimsical, nonsensical, and thoroughly enjoyable stories told mostly for children; contemporary research has shown us there is a vastly greater depth to the stories than would been seen at first glance. Building on the now popular idea amongst Alice enthusiasts, that the Alice books - at heart - were intended for adults as well as children, Laura White takes current research in a new, fascinating direction. During the Victorian era of the book’s original publication, ideas about nature and our relation to nature were changing drastically. The Alice Books and the Contested Ground of the Natural World argues that Lewis Carroll used the book’s charm, wit, and often puzzling conclusions to counter the emerging tendencies of the time which favored Darwinism and theories of evolution and challenged the then-conventional thinking of the relationship between mankind and nature. Though a scientist and ardent student of nature himself, Carroll used his famously playful language, fantastic worlds and brilliant, often impossible characters to support more the traditional, Christian ideology of the time in which mankind holds absolute sovereignty over animals and nature.

What Art Is Like In Constant Reference To The Alice Books

Author: Miguel Tamen
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674067959
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This comic, serious inquiry into the nature of art takes its technical vocabulary from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. It is ridiculous to think of poems, paintings, or films as distinct from other things in the world, including people. Talking about art should be contiguous with talking about other relevant matters.

The Alice Companion

Author: Jo Elwyn Jones
Editor: MacMillan
ISBN: 9780333673492
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This extraordinary companion to the Alice books offers not simply an explanation of the characters and situations that fill their pages, but explains how they relate to the life and experiences of Lewis Carroll.

Semiotics And Linguistics In Alice S Worlds

Author: Rachel Fordyce
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110871882
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Two Levels Lewis Carroll S Alice Books As Children S Literature And Adult Fiction

Author: Jessica Schweke
Editor: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640175964
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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,5, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, 23 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: When Charles Lutwidge Dodgson decided to publish his tale Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in 1865 under the pen name Lewis Carroll, he could not have known that this little girl's great experiences in Wonderland and also in the land behind the mirror in Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, published nearly a decade later, would become so popular. Meant as presents for two of his child-friends both books developed to a reading pleasure for children as well as for adults. Numerous theater plays and film adaptations of Alice's story definitely show its fantastic impact that it has maintained until today. However, besides different film versions there are of course also different interpretations of the tale itself. The availability of different readings in their collectivity suggests that the Alice books can be understood virtually completely only by adults in reference to these diverse and numerous aspects, which will be proven during the following examination. In the subsequent B.A.-thesis I will point out various factors which indicate that Carroll's Alice is not only a book for children, if not entirely meant for adults. The allusions to the author's own life as well as Victorian culture and especially Carroll's use of words and language for example require a preoccupation with these criteria which children generally would not show. Furthermore, adults have a completely different horizon of expectations when reading any piece of literature. This set of cultural standards, assumptions, and principles shape the way in which the reader evaluates and comprehends a book. "Such 'horizons' are subject to historical change, so that later generations of readers may see a very different range of meanings in the same work, and revalue it

Nonsense Against Sorrow

Author: David Holbrook
Editor: Open Gate Press
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What kind of a man was Lewis Carroll, and what motivated him to write the Alice books? David Holbrook draws on Carroll's correspondence, as well as the work of 20th century psychoanalysts, to step inside the looking glass of Alice, as it were, and see what the books reveal to us about the desires and conflicts of Carroll himself and about his relationships with those around him.