Amphigorey Too

Amphigorey Too

Paperback - 1975
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The title of this second volume of Edward Gorey's collected works stems from the word amphigory, meaning a nonsense verse. As always, Gorey's cross-hatched pen and ink drawings are perfectly suited to his oddball, macabre verse and prose. Many of Gorey's tales involve untimely deaths and dreadful mishaps - sometimes with a lighthearted touch, and sometimes not so much. An eccentric, funny and peculiar book for the uninitiated - or die-hard Gorey fans.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Pub. Corp., c1975.
ISBN: 9780399504204
Branch Call Number: Graphic 741.5973
PS3513.O614 A84 1975
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. ; 28 cm.


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Nov 02, 2009

Amphigorey Too is a collection of Edward Gorey's stories. His writing is amusing, quirky and dark - the characters often die. The stories are quite short - often about 20 sentences - and are accompanied by his incredible drawings. His best known work is probably the Gashleycrumb Tinies, which is not featured in this collection (recall: A is for Amy who fell down the stairs, B is for... etc.). Of interest in this collection is The Chinese Obelisks which is presented in two forms - polished and unpolished. The reader is able to see how Gorey develops his drawings.


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