Lewis Carroll by Morton N. Cohen
A Biography

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122 illustrations in text
 

About Morton N. Cohen

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Cohen is Professor Emeritus of the City University of New York.
 
Published January 1, 1995 by Macmillan London. 328 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Science & Math, Law & Philosophy, Literature & Fiction, Travel. Non-fiction

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Wherever one looks there are fresh discoveries or fresh confirmations of old ones: the sheer well-meaning innocence that was all Dodgson understood of his literally hundreds of sugary flirtations with prepubescent ""girl-friends"";

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Cohen, the editor of Carroll's herculean correspondence, succeeds with the man's Victorian character--both the academic and the eccentric elements--but misses the point of Carroll's pointless nonsense.

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Biography of the multitalented author and mathematician.

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Rejecting the thesis that Carroll's overwhelming fascination with children was an obsession or a sign of arrested development, Cohen, professor emeritus at City University of New York, nevertheless opines that Carroll's fixation resulted from fear-inducing, punitive childhood experiences with his...

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Entertainment Weekly

Under the pen name Lewis Carroll, he gave rein to a whimsical genius in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There—two of the world's best-known children's classics.

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London Review of Books

His ‘Charles’ – deliberately distanced from earlier portraits by the unprecedented use of the Christian name – is exceptional for his brains and his multiple talents, but he is an ordinary man all the same, in full command of a normal range of emotions, who was afflicted with an obsessive – but c...

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