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Roa Wioz (1882-1937), the locally-admired though otherwise little-known Zumorgian translator, spent seventeen years of his miserable life (when he wasn't tending to his beloved goats) translating Lewis Carroll's classic "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" into Zumorigenflit and transposing it into u ian culture. Sadly, u was swallowed up by the Soviet Union in 1947. Most ofRoa Wioz (1882-1937), the locally-admired though otherwise little-known Zumorgian translator, spent seventeen years of his miserable life (when he wasn't tending to his beloved goats) translating Lewis Carroll's classic "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" into Zumorigenflit and transposing it into u ian culture. Sadly, u was swallowed up by the Soviet Union in 1947. Most of its citizens were either purged (lined up and summarily shot when they refused to combine their goats into a communal herd) or transported to the Gulag for political re-education and attitude adjustment. All cultural artifacts were systematically destroyed and most Zumorigenflit books were burned as part of the Soviet effort to obliterate u, along with any memory of it. The only known present-day u ian survivors of The Great u Purge (other than any possible survivors of the Gulag, whose descendants might conceivably live in Siberia) are now toothless old women, whose parents fled with them as infants from u to Transjordan the night of the purge. Today they live (if you can call it that) in a squalid refugee camp on the desert outskirts of Amman surrounded by very unhappy and angry displaced Palestinians. Some of these u ian refugees are still able to speak a little Zumorigenflit, though few of them can read it. For those interested in such esoteric things, "Alo k ujy Gigio Soagenli y" was first published by the Itadabukan Press in the capital city of Sprutni ovyurt in 1919. The city, which was mistakenly thought to be a German forward supply area, was literally flattened and burned to the ground by Royal Air Force saturation bombing in 1943, and all that remains of it are a few remnants of the ancient Palace's foundations and a gigantic reinforced concrete statue of Joseph Stalin, whose face has been shattered by what was probably machine gun target practice. The original story has here been updated to modern times, as if this strange, harsh, and dangerous land still existed in the modern world. It doesn't, except in my imagination and that of Mahendra Singh, whose heart swells with the Song of the Goat. -- Byron W. Sewell"...

Title : Alo K's Adventures in Goatland: (Alo K Ujy Gigio Soagenli Y): A Translation of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Roa Wioz, Back-Translated Into English with a Glossary by Byron W. Sewell
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ISBN : 9781904808763
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 140 Pages
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Alo K's Adventures in Goatland: (Alo K Ujy Gigio Soagenli Y): A Translation of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Roa Wioz, Back-Translated Into English with a Glossary by Byron W. Sewell Reviews

  • Mahendra Singh
    2018-11-18 23:48

    Byron Sewell is a very funny and witty author and if you love AAIW, this book will really open your eyes to the hidden goat-herding tendencies in much of Lewis Carroll's work. I think this was the oddest, most original book I've ever illustrated. As one of the few Carrollian illustrators with genuine dairy goat experience (at least 4 decades), I can testify to Byron's uncanny accuracy in all matters Carrollian-caprine.Not just a gripping page-turner, but a gripping goat-turner. And full marks to Evertype for their amazing run of Carrollian publications!

  • Puey McCleary
    2018-11-30 22:51

    A brilliant adaptation of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," filled with a type of humor very different to the original. The polo game was just delightful, and Alothk was a bit feistier than Alice. My only complaint is that there does not seem to be a Goatland version of "Through the Looking Glass," alas!