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READER ð Through the Looking Glass ☆ Lewis Carroll

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series designed by the award winning Coralie Bickford Smith these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high uality colourful tactile cloth with foil stamped into I think that the failure not only of Children's Literature as a whole but of our very concept of children and the child's mind is that we think it a crime to challenge and confront that mind Children are first protected from their culture kept remote and safe and then they are thrust incongruously into a world that they have been told is unsafe and unsavory; and we expected them not to blanchIt has been my policy that the best literature for children is not a trifling thing not a simplification of the adult or a sillier take on the world Good Children's literature is some of the most difficult literature to write because one must challenge engage please and awe a mind without resorting to archetypes or life experienceOnce a body grows old enough we are all saddened by the thought of a breakup We have a set of knowledge and memories The pain returns to the surface Children are not born with these understandings so to make them understand pain fear and loss is no trivial thing The education of children is the transformation of an erratic and hedonistic little beast into a creature with a rational method by which to judge the worldA child must be taught not to fear monsters but to fear instead electrical outlets pink slips poor people and lack of social acceptance The former is frightening in and of itself the latter for complex internal reasons I think the real reason that culture often fears sexuality and violence in children is because they are such natural urges We fear to trigger them because we cannot control the little beasts We cannot watch them every minuteSo to write Children's Literature an author must create something complex and challenging something that the child can turn over in their mind without accidentally revealing some terrible aspect of the world that the child is not yet capable of dealing with Carroll did this by basing his fantasies off of complex impersonal structures linguistics and mathematical theory These things have all the ambiguity uncertainty and structure of the grown up world without the messy human partsThis is also why the Alice stories fulfill another reuirement I have for Children's Lit that it be just as intriguing and rewarding for adults There is no need to limit the depth in books for children because each reader will come away with whatever they are capable of finding Fill an attic with treasures and the child who enters it may find any number of things put a single coin in a room and you ensure that the child will find it but nothing Of course we must remember that nothing we can write will ever be strange or disturbing to a child than the pure unadulterated world that we will always have failed to prepare them for However perhaps we can fail a little less and give them Alice Not all outlets are to be feared despite what your parents taught you In fact some should be prodded with regularity and if you dare not a little joy

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found ThereThe design'I had sent my heroine straight down a rabbit hole without the least idea what was to happen afterwards' wrote Dodgson describing how Alice was conjured up one 'golden afternoon' in 1862 to entertain his child friend Al Many uestions arose both around Carroll´s alleged drug consumption and mental state of the author and besides himself nobody will ever know But it has been used to argue for pro drug consumption by hippies for damnation by all of their political opponents and as part of the myth how authors find inspirations The idea of how the mental state of a writer or artist in general influences herhis works is even fascinating because the thin line between sane imagination and creativity and madness or getting lost in a world one created herhimself is a thin and unclear one and just genetic luck or pure coincidence may make the difference between a world building ingenious and very successful author superstar and severe lifelong mental illness Mental strength and self discipline to let the demons work for one instead of killing them or a small pharmacological help may make the difference between world fame and mental asylum and completely blocking or losing the controllable and not harmful symptoms might destroy the ability to make such works take away the needed basis of dreams hallucinations and loss of reality necessary to create uniue works A manifestation of how precious and fragile those human egos fictional surrogates of what the brain wants areAt a time when there was close to no fantasy literature available Carroll wrote a precursor of today's bizarro fictionfantasysci fi crossoverhorrorwhatever genre that ought be novels focussing on the hero´s journey of one main plot with the strangeness and surreality of the characters and environment as main driving enginesI don´t know where Carroll took his ideas from and what inspired him to invent this tale as other pioneers of Fantasy tended to use steal and adapt old mythology but much of the content is just so bizarre that it doesn´t correspond the typical standards of the innocent except the violence opportunism sexism racism extremism and many other evil isms old talesBecause of the violence and weirdness I wouldn´t consider it as a clean normal read for all ages any but closer to the elder kid section A true classic having a lasting impact on pop culture and many other works and tinkering with the ideas of reality consciousness and the layers of dimensions that might lie beyond the known three and the realm of interpretations connotations and innuendos Because it is highly subjective it is very difficult to draw the line between witty hidden critic and simple plot device and just the author knows what the true intention was But just that so many big clever whatsoever generations of adults and parents are thinking about and puzzling around what hidden meaning behind that lovely story with beheadings bipolar schizophrenic and generally prone to mental illness side characters highly developed nanotech that let´s one grow and shrink and stuff may be differs it from other classicsOne of the rare examples where timeless all devouring uestions have been compressed and distilled to an allegedly benign nice little tale for the kiddies but the deeper the interested adult digs the further shehe explores the Matrix style abyssal depths of the hidden human thoughts fears and imaginations the bigger the WTF factor becomesTropes show how literature is conceptualized and created and which mixture of elements makes works and genres uniue


Lewis Carroll ☆ and What Alice Found There BOOK

PDF ✓ BOOK Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Ý [PDF / Epub] ☆ Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There By Lewis Carroll – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series designed by the award winning Coralie Bickford Smith these delectaIce Liddell In the magical world of Wonderland and the back to front Looking Glass kingdom order is turned upside down a baby turns into a pig; time is abandoned at a tea party; and a chaotic game of chess makes a 7 year old a uee This is a weird one The I read the I'm okay with the weirdness Does that say something about me? I thought at first I wouldn't read it to my kids because it's too strange but I'm thinking now I might They just might like it We'll see how it ends Am I lame that I've never read this before? Okay done with them both Alice in Wonderland was okay Still weird Weird and I didn't understand it Through the Looking Glass took weird to a whole new level A bad level The whole time I was reading it I was thinking Is Carroll on crack? This makes no sense And then I thought maybe I needed to be on crack to understand it I've had crazy dreams sort of like this all disjointed and random and all but that doesn't mean I want to read a book about psycho dreams And what's up with shaking the poor kitten all the time? I might read Wonderland to the kids I won't read Through the Looking GlassAnd does anyone really know what this all means? Because if it's just for fun it wasn't