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Sunday, 16 January 2011

The Hunting of the Snark

Written by Louis Carroll, The Hunting of the Snark is an absurdist, Nonsense poem. Carroll once described the poem in a letter to friends as "an allegory on the search for happiness."

Orginally published in 1876, this version is illustrated by Montrealer Mahendra Singh. Singh describes his drawings as protosurrealist, "the simultaneous dream-memory of everything...with an added frisson of remembering an impossible future." Singh uses the classical pen technique for his images, making the drawings look Victorian in aesthetic, yet illustrating them as if they depict are our eventual and prospect future.

And! Bonus!
D+Q will be launching the book! On January 28, 2011 at 7pm, Singh will join us in discussing the book and signing copies for all snark enthusiasts: "It will be a simple affair, a magic lantern show whilst I explain it all in a popular style that even a Beaver can understand!"

To RSVP and for more details, check out the Facebook event.

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