13914[lewiscarroll] Re: Wasp
- Mar 1, 2008At 14:01 +0000 2008-03-01, mikeindex2001 wrote:
>Maybe it will pass with flying colours, and we'll all have toI've been a reader for 40 years, and I have some literary taste, and
>concede Dodgson was possibly capable of crimes against literature
>that defy belief,
I do not believe that your characterization of this charming and
Carrollian episode is particularly bad. "Crime against literature"
is, I think, fairly annoying hyperbole.
>or just maybe it'll turn out to have been printed circa 1970 onFor my part in this I tend to agree with Matt. (I'd like to read his
>modern paper with modern ink, and you ( and a few others) will
>end up wishing you'd been more circumspect in your endorsement.
article; where is it available?) I don't see enough cause to doubt
the authenticity. The doubts you raise seem minor and as Matt says
could be applied to many documents and artefacts. I've read Gardner's
introduction and essay in the 1977 edition of the episode. Those also
do not cast doubt on the authenticity of the work.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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