By Gillian Beer
Gillian Beer explores Carroll’s paintings throughout the speculative gaze of Alice, for whom no authority is unquestioned and every little thing can converse. Parody and Punch, evolutionary debates, philosophical dialogues, academic works for kids, math and common sense, manners and rituals, dream conception 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 lifestyles, drawing on then-current controversies, examining prodigiously throughout many fields, and writing on a number of degrees to delight both children and adults in diversified ways.
With a welcome mix of studying and lightness, Beer reminds us that Carroll’s books are primarily approximately interest, its hazards 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