Post by joannagrudzien on Mar 24, 2012 7:55:41 GMT -5
Hi everyone! Im new here and I need your help. Im from Poland and I start writing my diploma work at the University about Alice and Lewis Carroll. Its very hard to find any materials in English here. I need to read 'the place of Lewis Carroll in children's literature' ald 'Lewis Carroll: Biography' by Morton Cohen. Is there any possibility that you have those books on your computer or just have it at home and do not need them anymore ? If somebody could help me I would be very grateful. Of course I could pay for the books.
Hi Joanna, and welcome to the Forum. I'm very glad to hear that Lewis Carroll is considered diploma-worthy in Poland, and would like to wish you all the best with your studies.
I'm afraid I can't personally help with your request for copies (e or hard) of the Cohen or Susina books, though I should think there's a good chance that others of our membership (if they're still awake - this has been a quiet spot in recent months) may be able to assist.
However, if you're interested in the modern image of Carroll you would, to my mind at least, be very well advised to acquaint yourself - besides the Cohen biography - with some of the new Carroll scholarship, which seeks to discard the myth-driven view of the man's character and get back to the real man revealed by the first-hand evidence of his diaries and letters: a very different person from the cliche presented in most popular culture, and far more orthodox sexually.
The new scholarship started with various articles published by Hugues Lebailly from about 1996 and was brought to a wider public with the publication of Karoline Leach's book 'In the Shadow of the Dreamchild' (more recent contributors have included Sherry Ackerman, Pascale Renaud-Grosbras, John Tufail and the, tragically, late Kate Lyon). I'd strongly recommend you to get hold of a copy of Karoline's book (either edition, though the second is of course more up-to-date), and one or two of Hugues' articles - more details, as well as a good deal of information on the new scholarship, can be found here: carrollmyth.com/.
Very best of luck with your studies, and please don't hesitate to ask if you have any further queries.
All the very best Mike
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