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A Queen of Heart's advice for Syria

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" offers a relevant insight into how to respond -- or not -- to chemical weapons attacks in Syria that claimed 1,500 lives.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.
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Alice in Wonderland -- or is it Washington?

Alice in Wonderland -- or is it Washington?

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- To address the fiscal cliff, politicians involved must admit to the seriousness f the problem and step out of politics.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

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Broadway musical 'Wonderland' to close

Broadway musical 'Wonderland' to close

NEW YORK, May 10 (UPI) -- The Broadway musical "Wonderland" is to close Sunday after 31 previews and 33 regular performances, the show's producers announced Tuesday.

Real Alice's 'Looking Glass' to be sold

CALABASAS, Calif., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A copy of "Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There" owned by the inspiration for the Alice character is to hit the auction block in California.
Syfy sets 'Alice' air date

Syfy sets 'Alice' air date

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable television network Syfy says its contemporary re-imagined take on "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" will air over two nights in December.
Bates, Curry join 'Alice' cast

Bates, Curry join 'Alice' cast

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- Kathy Bates, Tim Curry and Colm Meany have joined the cast of "Alice," a four-hour TV movie being shot in Vancouver, SCI FI said.
Anne Hathaway joins 'Wonderland' cast

Anne Hathaway joins 'Wonderland' cast

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Anne Hathaway has agreed to play the White Queen in Tim Burton's new big-screen version of "Alice in Wonderland."

Award-winning translator Aharon Amir dies

JERUSALEM, March 1 (UPI) -- Award-winning Israeli translator and author Aharon Amir has died at the age of 85.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 29, 2008.
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'Narnia' tale tops best kids' book list

LONDON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" was named the best children's book of all time in a poll of 4,000 people conducted by the London-based group Booktrust.

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Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (pronounced /ˈdɒdsən/, DOD-sən; 27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll (/ˈkærəl/, KA-rəl), was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon 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 examples of the genre of literary nonsense. He is noted for his facility at word play, logic, and fantasy, and there are societies dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of his works and the investigation of his life in many parts of the world, including the United Kingdom, Japan, the United States, and New Zealand.

Dodgson's family was predominantly northern English, with Irish connections. Conservative and High Church Anglican, most of Dodgson's ancestors were army officers or Church of England clergymen. His great-grandfather, also Charles Dodgson, had risen through the ranks of the church to become a bishop. His grandfather, another Charles, had been an army captain, killed in action in 1803 during the Napoleonic Wars, when his two sons were hardly more than babies. His mother's name was Frances Jane Lutwidge.

The elder of these sons — yet another Charles — was Carroll's father. He reverted to the other family business and took holy orders. He went to Rugby School, and thence to Christ Church, Oxford. He was mathematically gifted and won a double first degree, which could have been the prelude to a brilliant academic career. Instead he married his first cousin in 1827 and became a country parson.

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