Word Ways


Jim Puder


It is the peculiar fate of a few celebrated authors, whose personalities as well as whose works fascinate us, to experience, posthumously, new literary careers as characters in other writers' fiction. Such an author is Charles Dodgson, better known to many as Lewis Carroll, whose first of a score of appearances as a character in fiction occurred about 70 years ago. hardcore Carroll devotees, of course, already know all about all such fictional "LC" apparitions, but more casual Carroll enthusiasts may thank Seattle writer N. Lee for compiling a list of eleven novels and one feature film in which Dodgson figures as a major or minor character.