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Ambition, Distraction, Uglification and Derision


Contrary to general belief, Carroll's books about adventures of Alice are not very popular among children. In my childhood it was not liked much by kids (although, an old Russian animated movie about Alice in the Wonderland and beyond the looking glass was quite likable). Everything changed once kids grow to be college students - all of a sudden it became a book to talk about.

I keep recollecting one passage from Carroll lately, amidst of these economical turmoil - one should run as fast as he can to stand still, and in order to move forward one should run even faster. I think it was Black Queen who was saying that to Alice.

posted by Anvar Amangoulov
January 7, 2009


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