nature through the mirror.
author: Elisa Cristiana Cattaneo
editors: Gianluca Finetti and Debora Vermi
publisher: Maggioli editore
year: first edition 2016
first, there’s the room you can see through the glass that’s just the same as our drawing room, only the things go the other way.
I can see all of it when I get upon a chair all but the bit behind the fireplace.
Oh! I do so wish I could see that bit...Well then, the books are something like our books, only the words go the wrong way; I know that, because I’ve held up one of our books to the glass, and then they hold up one in the other room.
“How would you like to live in Looking-glass House, Kitty? I wonder if they’d give you milk in there? Perhaps Looking-glass milk isn’t good to drink.But oh, Kitty!Now we come to the passage.
You can just see a little peep of the passage in Looking-glass House, if you leave the door of our drawing-room wide open: and it’s very like our passage as far as you can see, only you know it may be quite different on beyond.Oh, Kitty! How nice it would be if we could only get through into Looking-glass House!
I’m sure it’s got, oh! such beautiful things in it! Let’s pretend there’s a way of getting through into it, somehow, Kitty.Let’s pretend the glass has got all soft like gauze, so that we can get through. Why, it’s turning into a sort of mist now,I declare! It’ll be easy enough to get through”.
She was up on the chimney-piece while she said this, though she hardly knew how she had got there.
And certainly the glass was beginning to melt away, just like a bright silvery mist.
L. Carroll, Alice through the looking glass, 1871.
this book is like an assemblage of experimental scientific results. a collection of outcomes of a procedure achieved in vitroduring the intensive course of