By Gillian Beer
Gillian Beer explores Carroll’s paintings in the course of the speculative gaze of Alice, for whom no authority is unquestioned and every thing can communicate. Parody and Punch, evolutionary debates, philosophical dialogues, academic works for kids, math and common sense, manners and rituals, dream idea and early life studies—all fueled the fireworks. whereas a lot has been written approximately Carroll’s biography and his impact on children’s literature, Beer convincingly indicates him at play within the areas of Victorian cultural and highbrow existence, drawing on then-current controversies, examining prodigiously throughout many fields, and writing on a number of degrees to thrill both children and adults in diversified ways.
With a welcome blend of studying and lightness, Beer reminds us that Carroll’s books are primarily approximately interest, its dangers and pleasures. alongside the way in which, Alice in Space stocks Alice’s remarkable skill to spark interest in us, too.
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Alice in Space: The Sideways Victorian World of Lewis Carroll by Gillian Beer