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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Jan 12, Rock rated it it was amazing Shelves: This collection gathers together fifteen of his illustrated books, including stories, verses, and pictu I’m naturally wired to love Edward Ny, his elegant and twisted pen-and-ink drawings, and his morbid tales and verses of death, tragedy, and general mishap.

How does one become one? 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. Those which sound natural, using ‘normal’ words and placenames, are best. 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.

Unlike ‘wild-and-crazy-guys’ different storyin this case, even when I was the right age it just wasn’t my cup of tea. Although kudos for writing a few of them in French. Children meeting horrible ends,frightening monsters,human and otherwise.

Yes, I bought this from a garage sale for one stinkin’ dollar. And bowler hats, according to the illustration; c the flapper goreey a divan, who, attacked by a virile young amphigordy, broke his wrist with her fan. One is subtitled ‘A Pornographic Work’ you’re quite safe reading it!


Amphigorey Too

Oct 14, stefiereads rated it really liked it. The story takes place in England but American details creep in, such as Mr E’s favourite sports jersey and ‘jelly’ for jam. This is excellently creepy. Though the Fetishist fits the early 21st century maxim: I get why it’s great and all, but like Coen Bros’ films, my reaction is not something I can control, it’s just adjacent to not within that set of things that I, in fact, like.

This collection is perfect to be read on Halloween. View all 7 comments. The writing isn’t great or anything. I am proud to share a birthday with Edward Gorey, so every February I am reminded to dip back into the amusing and macabre realms of this great artist.

Like The Doubtful Guest beast, but quieter, and less long-term. All you know something bad is going to happen.

Oct 05, Dan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: There’s something so deep and sinister in both his writing and illustrations that your blood curdles in the most delicious way. Refresh and try again. The Wuggly Ump seems like a cute nursery rhyme; it’s all fun and games until someone gets forey I’d have liked to buy him a drink.

The Hapless Child – What puritanism has struck me? Public Broadcasting Service has for decades used his drawings in the opening credits of its “Mystery!


Amphigorey Too by Edward Gorey | : Books

Trivia Edwarc Amphigorey Amphi Perhaps the typically mysterious alternative title ‘Return of the Black Doll’ refers to the armless figurine in The Listing Attic. Although he would frequently state that his formal art training was “negligible”, Gorey studied art for one semester at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago ineventually becoming a professional illustrator.

They have completely and accurately predicted her day every time she has used them. This is a collection of previous Amphigorfy Gorey works. If, however, you prefer your psychological night life unshadowed and unambiguous, then you are hopeless and should go back to watching television, your only friend. The Listing Attic is a series of stand-alone dark limericks, mostly in English though a few are in French.

The children know that at his leisure He plans to have them come to harm. Jun 04, John of Canada rated it it was amazing Shelves: Pictures of mostly empty rooms, containing individual discarded items, one or two persons living or dead, ruin and decay, and monsters of varying sizes or parts thereof. Oct 08, Brenna rated it really liked it.