this is the highly subjective way I read and interpret literature
(I mostly read classic belles-lettres, but you’ll find some examples of trashy readings here and there as well)
With The Hunting of the Snark Lewis Carroll wrote a fantastic “Agony in eight fits“ that puzzles and fascinates audiences since 1876. Without going into too much detail: it is beautiful and I simply love it!
This is the annotated edition which means, that there are more explanatory footnotes than actual text of the ballad. Of course, reading elaborate and long footnotes is no fun at all, but they do help a lot in understanding contemporary allusions and puns. Without them, I would have never known what on earth a bathing-machine is or what a Billiard-marker does.