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  •  I found 'The Annotated Alice' fascinating years (6+ / 0-)

    ago. I recently started rereading just the book itself, for a diary, and I had to put it aside - it was such a rich experience, so fired my imagination, that I couldn't bear to rush through it to summarize some hasty conclusions. I'll probably diary it next year, after chewing over it for a few weeks. But 'The Annotated Alice' is more than I'm prepared to bite off, for a diary.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 11:01:43 PM PDT

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    •  Oh, no, Brecht, I didn't mean (5+ / 0-)

      you should diary the Annotated Alice, merely that every Alice aficianado should have a copy to refer to. Being that Carroll was writing a mere century plus ago, we can catch many (but not all) of the things/people he was mocking.

      Nevertheless, it's like having an annotated Shakespeare: without one, you might catch a lot of stuff, but you're also going to miss a lot of stuff that was contemporary to the writer but is lost to those of us who aren't historians of the period in question.

      That's all I meant.

      Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

      by Youffraita on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 11:19:13 PM PDT

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