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The Hunting of the Snark
by Lewis Carroll. Illustrated by Mahendra Singh
Graphic Novels don’t often make their way into my hands. I usually like to keep the creative juices in my head flowing by developing images in my head and not subjecting myself to someone else’s interpretation of the author’s words. Its part of my reading process. Melville House’s new edition of The Hunting of the Snark is too gorgeous to pass up, so today I will submit to the images of another in reading this classic tale. From the back cover:
“The Hunting of the Snark, Lewis Carroll’s classic masterpiece of nonsense verse, takes the reader on a wonderfully witty and inventive hunt for the ever-elusive Snar. The tantalizing mysteries of the poem are here perfectly matched in these brialliant new illustrations by artists Mahendra Singh, who has created a visual treasure hunt, full of riddles, puns, and allusions.
When asked what his poem meant, carroll would always reply that he did not know. But, on one occasions, he did write to friends that perhaps ‘… the whole book is an allegory on the search for happiness.’ “