” Can you think impossible thoughts ?” Um, well I don’t even understand the question. Let’s ask neuroscientist Gopnik. She’ll know. A surprising article from the BBC about 5 things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain.
Pour les faux-débutants voici une aide pour lire le premier chapitre d’ Alice in Wonderland. Pour les lignes 20 à 35. AIW- Reading helper 02 ( Pour les premières lignes voir le reading helper 01)
1- Lewis Caroll is a pen name for Charles Lutwidge Dogson
2- He was a smart student at the university of Oxford.
3- He suffered from Stuttering (= bégaiement)
4- He taught mathematics at Oxford. ( to teach-enseigner, irregular verb : taught)
5- He was a talented photographer
Watch here, the first adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, directed by Cecil Hepworth and Percy Stow. A 9 minute long film with no spoken dialogue and some indications of the plot on title cards. Those kids must have had a lot a fun playing the guards for the Queen of Hearts.
Need some help to read the title cards ? Here is your helper : 1903 film title cards helper
Pour les débutants une aide à la lecture des premières lignes de Alice in Wonderland. reading helper 01
Alice in Wonderland is in the public domain. You can listen to the first chapter ‘the rabbit hole’ here
Alice in Wonderland was written in 1865. It is now royalty-free. You can read it for free here : read Alice in Wonderland for free
The book to read for June 24th is ” Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll. Enjoy !