Posts Tagged ‘1971

31
Dec
11

Illustrated by Moritz Kennel

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

Illustrated by Moritz Kennel.

ISBN: 0690009844

Published by Crowell, New York, 1971. First US edition, and first in English. Hardback with dustjacket.

Kennel uses vibrant colours and strong shapes in the illustrations, giving them a real 70s look. Love ’em. Shame I seem to be unable to find out anything about him…

 

15
May
10

The Campaign Alice

 

The Campaign Alice, or through the election booth & how she lost her innocence by Jim Quinn.

Illustrated by Mike Kanarak.

Published 1971 by Mixed Media, Philadelphia. Small paperback.

A political satire of the Nixon era. He’s the only one I recognise from the illustrations.

This one is rather odd: some of the drawings verge on the pornographic (only verge, so don’t rush out to buy a copy if you’re that way inclined), and there’s an exchange where Alice thinks the Red King is about to rape her. Hmmmm.

Cheap and cheerful on abebooks.

28
Jan
10

Aspects of Alice

Aspects of Alice: Lewis Carroll’s Dream Child as Seen Through the Critics’ Looking-glasses, 1865-1971 edited by Robert Philips. Published by Penguin 1971, this copy 1981.

ISBN: 0140037950

A collection of essays and criticisms on Alice, including contributions from Virginia Woolf,  Alexander Woolcot (Lewis Carroll’s Gay Tapestry), A.M.E. Goldschmidt (Alice in Wonderland Psychoanalyzed), John Skinner (About the Symbolisation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Edmund Wilson (C.L. Dodgson: The Poet Logician) and W.H. Auden.

Also has the lyrics to Grace Slick’s White Rabbit.

Eclectic, much?

My first copy belonged to dad, and is in pieces, but is precious. I have a newer reading copy, but this is rapidly heading the same way: it seems this book has a built in obsolescence…




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