Edward Gorey’s Amphigorey Book measures x inches (x cm) for $ An illustrated collection of 15 macabre short stories. In this gorgeously detailed volume, American artist and author Edward Gorey accents amphigory. This follow-up to the darkly humorous Amphigorey is wittier, more macabre, and more wondrous than ever. Master illustrator and iconic gothic.

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Nov 02, Florencia rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The story takes place in England but American details creep in, such as Mr E’s favourite sports jersey and ‘jelly’ for jam. Having got the personal significance out of the way when I wrote about Amphigorey Alsoit’s now much easier to concentrate on Gorey qua Gorey.

Amphgorey kudos for writing a few of them in French.

Earbrass, of the Maugham-esque moustache, is a full-time author who doesn’t want for money. In any case, these rhymes are insanely charming and bleak. Whether Edward Gorey was inspired by his own name is a question I would like see answered. Each night Father fills me with dread When he sits on the foot of my bed; I’d not mind that he speaks In gibbers and squeaks, But for seventeen years he’s been dead.

Yes, the Pacquiao-Bradley match is a conspiracy. Jan 16, Zedsdead rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Apr 25, Icats rated it it was amazing Shelves: Preview — Amphigorey by Edward Gorey. So, if this is too twisted and horrifying for you, can you survive watching the late night news? The elliptical heads and static, Victorian bodies that Gorey drew almost 40 years ago are seen in many artists’ illustrations in this new century.


For that matter, he was sort of Proto-goth.

It perfectly captures what it is like at that age, dutifully tagging along, perhaps having absorbed some of their interests, the essential dullness of the atmosphere, where the next youngest people probably are your parents. There was a young woman whose If Shel Silverstein witnessed one edard many crimes going unpunished and took a dark turn, amphigorsy is what he would sound like.

I was surprised by how much whimsy he mixed in with the darkness. Jun 09, K. What is wrong with me.

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Though the Fetishist fits the early 21st century maxim: I was also surprised by the fact that some of them were alphabet rhymes rather than stories and that at least one story didn’t have a coherent plot. And I just immediately connected with this weird little man. Apr 29, aPriL does feral sometimes rated it it was amazing Shelves: Gorey’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen St. In reading the 15 tales in Amphigory, I thought they were quite poetic, in a Monty Python sort of way.

He must be mad to go on enduring the unexquisite agony of writing when it all turns out drivel. Not great literature, but there’s more than one way to earn five vorey.


We were rooting around together one afternoon looking for folk songs believe it or not, kids, those used to be hugely popular in the old daysand she wandered off in search of curiosities. It can be dark but funny at the same time. Always gives me a grin and a chuckle. The West Wing – mysterious. I get why it’s great and all, but like Coen Bros’ films, my reaction is not something I can cont And this, again, gifted from Dad in the 70’s at which point I didn’t appreciate it at all.

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Three Gy of Moral Instruction. My girlfriend got it for me for my birthday, and I read it as part of my “spooky” book marathon for october ‘ But a longer story of one child.

The peaks and troughs of the initial creative process as detailed here are just as familiar from activities like cooking new recipes, DIY, creating databases, packing and unpacking, as from more obviously related ones like university essays.

The Gashlycrumb Tinies – the original Gorey alphabet of small Victorian children meeting vorey unpleasant fates.