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I’ve Got an Anglo-Saxon Attitude

When I first read the Alice books, I was rather confused by the White King’s two messengers, Haigha and Hatta. We’re informed that Haigha’s name is pronounced to rhyme with “mayor,” which doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to … Continue reading

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The Carrollian Queens

One tendency I’ve noticed is for people to confuse the Queen of Hearts from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with the Red Queen from Through the Looking-Glass. This was the case in Tim Burton’s film; and while I haven’t played it, … Continue reading

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A Geographic Wonderland

I’ve always liked maps of imaginary lands. They satisfy both my love of maps in general and my fondness for verisimilitude in fantasy. So it’s kind of a shame that two of my favorite books that don’t have “Oz” in … Continue reading

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Going Nowhere

I’m not sure where the joke of making Nowhere a physical place and/or Nobody a person originated. I guess there was a variety on that sort of joke in the Odyssey, when Odysseus told Polyphemus his name was Nobody. Sir … Continue reading

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