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Amphigorey : Fifteen Stories

I’m su Amphigorey, or amphigouri, meaning a nonse verse or composition. As always, Gorey’s drawings work hand in hand with his words. The Curious Sofa – Now, it mostly makes me think of Lost Girlsbut with coy illustrations, and captions which leave plenty to the imagination. As I mentioned before, there are many images of characters being killed or dying of unnatural causes and also, there are many stories where children are killed or are being mistreated that could be disturbing for young children.

Looking for beautiful books? Just reading about murders and people dying of unnatural causes was just a treat for me to read since I love reading really morbid stories with effective illustrations!

The first book of 15, “The Unstrung Harp,” describes the writing process of novelist Mr.

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Nov 02, Florencia rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Most of the times, there’s a lesson to be learned in these stories. Not everyone appreciates or enjoys the macabre, even cynical flavor of Gorey and his gorgeous art, but if you have a taste for the Gothic and a love of the morbid and bleak, as I do, then you need more Gorey in your life.


Mar 14, Leila rated it it was amazing Shelves: His works dating back to the s have been collected in the Amphigorey series of books.

Yes, I enjoy the sinister, the gloom, and macabre. But that’s my only complaint. Wordier than most other Gorey strips. And of course the Gashlycrumb Tinies: His first story was and the last in the collection was Most people are familiar with Gorey because of “The Gashlycrumb Tinies” this is that alphabet of children who amphigoery killed in bizarre ways, A is for Alice who fell down some stairs, etc Meant to be a funny amphigoorey tale, but I just found it silly 9 The Willowdale Handcar – Weird, but funny, tale of three young people who decide to take off in a handcar one day.

Gorey was purportedly one of Burton’s inspirations. The only real exposure I’d had to him was his art for the Mystery! I absolutely love the two panels during which he finishes the novel and the week following this. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Jun 04, Anthony Vacca rated it it was amazing.

I was enchanted and charmed. Jul 12, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was surprised by how much whimsy he wdward in with the darkness.

Amphigorey (Amphigorey, #1) by Edward Gorey

The most notably contemporary in their concerns included a the Harvard men, stalwart, hairy, drunk on sherry, who say they are ‘burning a fairy’; [Brideshead Revisited revisited? This guy’s artwork is just delightful, and his twisted imagination and black humor are superb. It’s so cynical from the perspective of a writer that it makes the reader step back from every story to examine it from this point of view.

Edwrad your ABC’s along with rhyming verse telling how small children die. I am a fan of Edward Gorey and will read more of his works: Three Volumes of Moral Instruction.


His stories sometimes starts very slowly and suddenly BAM! Want to Read Currently Reading Read. My favorites are “The Hapless Child” and the A-to-Z stories that could be for children – if you wanted your children to have nightmares. Brought to mind Punchdrunk Theatre productions and photos of disused theatres. Boy, did she find one. Yes, this is totally up my alley. B is for blabla Thanks for telling us about the problem. Children meeting gruesome deaths while rhyming?

Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? I would rather not find it superfluous, and a sort of exploitative but amphigodey misery-porn, but for some reason I do.

Oct 05, Dan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I’d say the story that fit my vague expectations the most was “The Hapless Child. This collection is perfect to be read on Halloween.

The Remembered Visit – my favourite in the whole book. Paperbackpages.

I can only imagine that during the 50s this would have been a fresh air of variety and something a bit different. See 2 questions about Amphigorey…. In this collection though the stories are not all BAM! A kind of satire on children’s edeard and their conventions but with a different, less pleasant, ending from usual.

There’s something beautiful and sinister about them. And I just immediately connected with this weird little man.