‘Why, Mr J. and his God alone know!’: Joyce and Lewis Carroll

  title={‘Why, Mr J. and his God alone know!’: Joyce and Lewis Carroll},
  author={Viviana Mirela Braslasu},
  journal={Dublin James Joyce Journal},
  pages={114 - 121}
Genetic study has made it possible to ascertain that Joyce’s first acquaintance with Lewis Carroll’s text took place in 1923 (four years earlier than ‘Mr J.’ had acknowledged it in his correspondence), when Joyce read Lewis Carroll in Wonderland and at Home by Belle Moses, which was published by D. Appleton and Company in 1910. The book relies heavily on Lewis Carroll’s work and correspondence and quotes from Isa Bowman’s reminiscences of her time with Carroll. Joyce took notes from the book at… Expand

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