Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking by Lewis Carroll

By Lewis Carroll

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, during the Looking-Glass have captured the imaginations of readers considering their guides. After Alice follows the frantically not on time White Rabbit down a gap, her adventures within the magical international of Wonderland commence. In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, she meets quite a few incredible creatures, together with Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Cheshire Cat, the Caterpillar, the Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts—who, with assistance from her enchanted deck of cards, tips Alice into enjoying a weird and wonderful video game of croquet. Her adventures proceed in throughout the Looking-Glass, that is loosely in line with a online game of chess and comprises Carroll’s recognized poem “Jabberwocky.”

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Dal Doppeltgànger che rivìve nel sosia di Pagarelski o nell'immortale eroe dostoevskìjano all'Incanto onirico déì'Aurelie di Nerval, dal grottesco di Nodier ai motivi notturni che collegano lo scrittore tedesco a un Irving e a im Poe, dai L ' E S I L I O D E L BORGHESE XXXVII temi ripresi da Gogol' c Lermontov come da Dickens e Balzac all'entusiasmo di Baudelaire, da tutta questa rete di rapporti si può valutare i l significato europeo di Hoffmann. Già nel 1834 Herzen avvertiva in un articolo sulla rivista «Teleskop» la sostanza realistica dell'opera hoffmanniana ed è indicativo che egli ne riprendesse in qualche suo racconto alcuni tipici motivi, infondendo loro un accentuato colore sociale: dal Dottor Krupow, psichiatra contestatario per i l quale non esiste una netta linea di demarcazione fra la salute e la follia alla Gazza ladra, dolorosa storia d'una appassionata anima d'artista schiantata dall'ingiustizia della società.

Talvolta restava a lungo senza venire; poi all'improvviso ritornava per parecchie sere dì seguito. 'Questa storia durò per anni interi ed ìo stesso non potei mai abituarmi a questi rumori paurosi; e l'immagine del feroce Orco InsabH l ' t i a non impallidì dentro di me. Anzi la mia fantasia incominciò ad \i sempre più di quello che poteva veiùre a fare da mìo paf dre. Ma im timore invincibile mi tratteneva dal chiedere a mio pa'• dre una spiegazione; e invece con gli anni nasceva sempre più forte I in me ìl desiderio dì svelare da me i l mistero e soprattutto di vedere coi miei occhi l'orco favoloso.

Spierkòtter, Ziirich 1965; Gesammelte Werke in Einzelausgaben, Textrev. u n d A n m . ; Sàmtliche Werke in 6 Bànden, hrsg. von W u l f Segebrecht und H a r t m u t Steinecke. D t . Klassiker Verlag, Frankfurt/Main 1985 sgg. Per quel che concerne la bibliografia si rimanda, oltre agli studi menzionati nella nota all'introduzione, a G . W T T T K O P - M É N A R D E A U , E. T. A. Hoffmann in Selbstzeugnissen und Bilddokumenten, iibertr. v. J . F. W i t t k o p , Hamburg 1966; j . V O E R S T E R , 160JahreE.

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