Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Dinah Fried
“For me as a reader, and in life as well, I remember the eating scenes in books,” Fried says on the phone. “They really bring me to an emotional place in the character and the book.”
Fried has 10 photos in her collection so far, five of which she’s sharing here on The Picture Show for the first time. Some of the scenes are of iconic literary meals — the gruel from Oliver Twist and the tea party from Alice in Wonderland.
Others, like the scene in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,are a bit less literal. The open-faced sandwiches pictured aren’t actually described in the book. But, says Fried, that type of sandwich was mentioned so many times that she felt she had to re-create them somehow.