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Play, games, and sport; the literary works of Lewis Carroll.


Ithaca, Cornell University Press [1974] .
ISBN 9780801408342, 0801408342

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Subjects Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898 -- Knowledge -- Sports.
Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898.
Carroll, Lewis.
Fantasy literature, English -- History and criticism.
Fantasy literature, English.
Games in literature.
Play in literature.
Sports in literature.
Sports.
Description 216 pages illustrations 23 cm
Copyright Date [1974]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Also issued online.
Summary "Ms. Blake views the whole of Carroll's imaginative writing in the light of play, through the card game, the croquet match, the chessboard, and the hunt ... Combining sound psychological insight and keen literary analysis, Ms. Blake offers a new ... approach to the writings of Lewis Carroll, while at the same time shedding light on the Victorian age"--Cover.
Contents Play -- "Feeding the mind"and the joy of being a cause -- A tangled tale -- a book or a bun? -- Games -- Carroll's games -- Systems: geometry, logic, and language and the mental treasure of certainty -- The game of communication -- Game theory and Carroll: rational players, choice of universe, infinity, and how to stop once started? -- Two introductions to the Alices -- Carroll versus Wordsworth in the White Knight's song -- Three games and their tangled ends -- Alice's adventures in Wonderland -- Through the looking-glass and what Alice found there -- Sport -- Sylvie and Bruno and Sylvie and Bruno concluded -- Carroll and sport and The hunting of the Snark -- A Victorian gospel of amusement?
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)1025847
(OCoLC)ocm01025847
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Blake, Kathleen.
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