Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Lewis Carroll: TOL's First Big Hitter

Our next update focuses on Lewis Carroll, the first anthologee in Louis Untermeyer’s anthology to remain as popular today as he was then, as evidenced by a clip from the recent “Alice in Wonderland” film:

Oops. Wrong film. Even Johnny Depp says, “It’s a completely new story.”


I meant this clip, of course:

Ah. That’s better. Actually following Carroll’s story, not “inspired” by it.

But that’s beside the point, as Untermeyer wisely focuses not on Alice or Looking Glass, but on the nonsense poetry contained therein, as you’ll see next time.

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