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By Gregory Maguire

ISBN-10: 0062410822

ISBN-13: 9780062410825

From the multi-million-copy bestselling writer of depraved comes a paranormal new twist on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, released to coincide with the a hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Lewis's Carroll's loved classic.

When Alice toppled down the rabbit-hole a hundred and fifty years in the past, she came across a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent ideas and abrasive egos because the international she left at the back of. yet what of that global? How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice's disappearance?

In this incredible paintings of fiction, Gregory Maguire turns his fabulous mind's eye to the query of underworlds, undergrounds, underpinnings—and understandings previous and new, delivering an artistic spin on Carroll's enduring story. Ada, a chum of Alice's pointed out in short in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, is off to go to her good friend, yet arrives a second too late—and tumbles down the rabbit-hole herself.

Ada brings to Wonderland her personal imperfect apprehension of reason and impression as she embarks on an odyssey to discover Alice and notice her appropriately domestic from this surreal international lower than the area. If Eurydice can ever be lower back to the palms of Orpheus, or Lazarus might be raised from the tomb, might be Alice may be back to lifestyles. both manner, every little thing that occurs subsequent is "After Alice."

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The precise details of the origin of the hexameter still remain a matter of debate. Other scholars who have treated the question from a different standpoint include N. Tichy 1981. The quantitative metrics of Greek and Vedic, quite possibly reflecting a late dialectal protolanguage, will receive no further discussion in the present work. My concern in part III is for the more widespread and probably more ancient strophic style, and elsewhere for the synchronic analysis of various metrical or otherwise poetic texts.

See McManus 1991. 6. Refined and developed as 'Life Everlasting', presented to the Twelfth East Coast Indo-European Conference, Cornell University, June 1993. 7. English translations in Parry 1971. 2 Sketch for a history of Indo-European poetics 17 student and successor Albert Bates Lord with his influential 1960 work The Singer of Tales, and in selected papers reprinted in Epic Song and Oral Tradition (1991), have tended to replace 'oral' by 'oral-traditional', while others, like Gregory Nagy, prefer just 'traditional'.

3 Vedic represents only the Indie fork of the Indo-Iranian branch of the IndoEuropean family tree, with Greek another branch; schematically, The closeness of the relation is marked by the shared node, the intermediary common language. There are far more lexical correspondences, words shared between Indie and Iranian than between either or both of these and Greek. It should therefore ome as no surprise that Indie and Iranian as well share more formulaic phrases than ther or both with Greek. , the closer to the common proto-language, the greater the frequency of common phrasal retentions.

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