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" has had the chutzpah to tackle one of the greatest books in the English language
Reviewed in the United States on November 1, 2017
Gregory Maguire, author of "Wicked," has had the chutzpah to tackle one of the greatest books in the English language. Lewis Carroll's immortal "Alice in Wonderland" has shaped my life and I have no objectivity about it. My only regret is that, in the U.S., boys are not routinely introduced to it. It is a book for adults as well as children, for boys and men as well as for women and girls. It is witty and ironic and has many important things to say about the world. Maguire is up against many challenges in daring to write what amounts to a commentary on its great predecessor. Fortunately he understands Carroll's/Dodgson's masterpiece and wrote his book as homage. Clearly he finds a sympathetic spirit in the gentle mathematician and symbolic logician whose enduring masterpiece has educated so many British intellectuals and leaders.