The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits

The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits This Centennial Edition Is Newly Annotated By Martin Gardner Author Of The Annotated Alice And Also Represents The First Collected Trade Edition Of All Of Holiday S Original Sketches And Drawings For This Lewis Carroll Classic It Is Further Augmented And Enhanced By A Complete Facsimile Of The First Edition, A Special Essay About Holiday And His Designs By Dr Charles Mitchell, And A Bibliography Of All Editions Of The Hunting Of The Snark By Dr Selwyn H Goodacre

The Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican clergyman and photographer.His most famous writings are Alice s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking Glass as well as the poems The Hunting of the Snark and Jabberwocky , all considered to be within the genre of literary nonsense.Oxfo

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  • Hardcover
  • 129 pages
  • The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits
  • Lewis Carroll
  • English
  • 07 April 2018
  • 9780913232361

10 thoughts on “The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits

  1. says:

    Absolute nonsense, which is to be expected with Carroll I love how his writing brings me back to being a kid again Obviously loved it

  2. says:

    You must read this book the Reviewer cried,As he searched for a suitable rhymeBut as long as he stole than half of the wordsHe was sure he would get there in time.The rest of this review is available elsewhere the location cannot be given for Goodreads policy reasons

  3. says:

    Well, I gave TV a chance today However, I found Titanic, Terminator 3, reality shows and other stuff, so, those aren t real options for me I have no sitcoms to watch right now Although, I m kind of tired of watching the same sitcoms tv series all the time There s nothing new now Once Upon a Time is on, so that s a good background sound What to do on a Saturday afternoon Yes Let s find something out of the ordinary to read And what did I find A brilliant, typical Carroll nonsense poem I loved it Such a unique and fascinating work, full of wit, mystery and absurdity A bunch of weird men go to find an even weirder creature called Snark Among those men, we have a Bellman, a Boots, a Barrister, a Broker, a Beaver, a Butcher who only can kill beavers and even a guy who forgot his name He would answer to Hi or to any loud cry, Such as Fry me or Fritter my wig To What you may call um or What was his name But especially Thing um a jig Well, I think it s funny, don t judge me It s also amusing the way the Snark it s described It seems we may have met a couple of Snarks in our lives.The third is its slowness in taking a jest Should you happen to venture on one, It will sigh like a thing that is deeply distressed And it always looks grave at a pun.I know I did Anyway, after reading this poem it has beautiful illustrations, too , I started to search for meanings, a classic What the hell did I just read kind of questions So this journey doesn t end with the last verse.There are a couple of references from another poem written by Carroll, Jabberwocky, published in his novel Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There, which I read years ago I re read it and it made me want to read the whole novel again And no, there s no shame in that Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again , another Lewis said I never stopped reading those, anyway.Jan 11, 14 Also on my blog.

  4. says:

    Another book I picked up at the Tate last week in Liverpool More of the Tove Jansson nostalgic illustrations and a beautiful edition which sat happily in my hands last night as I read it aloud in bed Thank God i live alone The wonderful tumble of Carroll s rythmic pulsing verse is such fun to burble out and some of the verses made me smile out loud He thought of his childhood, left far far behind That blissful and innocent state The sound so exactly recalled to his mindA pencil that squeaks on a slate or the method employed I would gladly explain,while i have it so clear in my head,If i had but the time and you had but the brain But much yet remains to be said Pure nonsense poetry would not satisfy me for a very long time but then it is never supposed to but this is a fun stopping off point between books of mind taxing sense or genuine sadness.

  5. says:

    The hunting of the snark, is something that ideally, should definitely be devoured in one sitting This poem is a poem made of wit, but at the same time, it s pure nonsense But the nonsense, I think, is what makes it so damn good.I am a huge Alice in wonderland fan, but I had never gotten round to reading this The poem is split into eight parts, and is titled, An agony in eight fits Now, the title is attractive in itself, regardless of the contents Only Lewis Carroll would use such a title The verses and the rhymes certainly captivate the deliciousness of the imagination if one will let it I am that woman that as a child, used to have The Jabberwocky read as a bedtime story, who adores disappearing grinning cats, and, truly, really wants to jump down a rabbit hole Yes, seriously I do

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    Lewis Carroll doesn t really need an introduction Having brought us the fantastic world of Alice in Wonderland and its sequel, he is not only one of the most well known authors of classic children s literature, but must have been one of the most inventive and imaginative people on the planet.Apart from his novels, he also wrote this poem I must admit to not having known about it It was during my visit to Munich where I met Chris Riddell that I found out about The Hunting of the Snark since this pretty little edition was illustrated by the Children s Laureate his publisher, Macmillan, has been Carroll s publisher so I think that is how this project came about and some of the illustrations were shown in Munich.The poem is about a merry and very quirky band of people hunting for the elusive Snark They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care They persued it with forks and hope They threatened its life with a railway share They charmed it with smiles and soap. They aren t really equipped for the job, there s lots of silliness and downright nonsense signature Carroll but all in good fun and beautiful rhymes After seven fits we come to a somewhat abrupt and weird ending.But that s the greatest thing about Carroll there is no limit to one s imagination and he wants you to use it ALL.As Dr Seuss once said I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells This poem definitely does just that with all the different characters, places and ideas that were mixed together here.

  8. says:

    Great poem but the illustrator is a debauched, discombubulated fool whose asemic scribblings and ink blottings cannot stand up to even the most puerile graphical ravings of a den of opium besotted thuggees, or even the currently uber hip artiste visually polluting the cover of the New Yorker Which ever one s worst, that s the one that this artist is worserer than.Frankly, I think there s something funny about the whole business and I wouldn t be surprised if there s prison time and or stiff financial penalties comin down the pike for a certain someone.

  9. says:

    Five stars for both content, Lewis Carroll s sublimely weird nonsense epic about an ill fated hunting mission by a group of bizarre characters, and edition, which contains Martin Gardner s playfully brilliant introduction, extensive annotations, and appendices Carroll says of his eight fits of Snarkdom that there is no real symbolism the Snark is just a Snark Or precisely, a Boojum Numerous scholars have pooh poohed this, arguing that no Victorian writer can understand how he is influenced by his time, insisting that the Snark hunt is an analog for any number of human journeys that ultimately end in ruin e.g., seeking material wealth or advanced social position, life in general And Gardner gives their arguments due consideration, including a discursively hilarious parody of Snarxist academia in an appendix But my favorite theory has to be Gardner s, that the Snark, to contemporary readers, most closely represents existential nonbeing, not so much because I agree with it, but because it perfectly captures the zeitgeist of 1962, when the world was one thumb on a button away from nuclear annihilation, or softly and suddenly vanishing away, not to be met with again The annotations also offer good intellectual chills throughout Gardner s edition is a must for any Carroll Lover.

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