marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

A Literary Wonderland

Takes on Alice's Adventures In Wonderland.

And, of course, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There.

Plus The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which was brought up early and often for the contrast.

One panelist was quite peeved at the way the girls went home; she wanted them to conquer the countries and stay.

And what was so horrible about the Jabberwock.  Lots of things have jaws that bite and claws that catch.  All we're actually told of it is that it "came whiffling through the tulgey wood, and burbled as it came."

A lot of gladness that both (all three) works fell into the public domain.
Tags: boskone, fairy tales (retelling), reading

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