Amphigorey Again
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Amphigorey Again

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by Edward Gorey
     
 

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This latest collection displays in glorious abundance the offbeat characters and droll humor of Edward Gorey. Figbash is acrobatic, topiaries are tragic, hippopotami are admonitory, and galoshes are remorseful in this celebra- tion of a unique talent that never fails to delight, amuse, and confound.
 
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This latest collection displays in glorious abundance the offbeat characters and droll humor of Edward Gorey. Figbash is acrobatic, topiaries are tragic, hippopotami are admonitory, and galoshes are remorseful in this celebra- tion of a unique talent that never fails to delight, amuse, and confound.
 
Amphigorey Again contains previously uncollected work and two unpublished stories—"The Izzard Book," a quirky riff on the letter Z , and "La Malle Saignante," a bilingual homage to early French silent serial movies. Rough sketches and unfin- ished panels show an ironic and singular mind at work.

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PRAISE FOR AMPHIGOREY AGAIN
 
"The meticulous draftsmanship crowding every frame, along with the hilariously overloaded cast of characters, contrasts with the void that is the story's central mystery: not the disappearance of a cherished heirloom . . . but the absence of a coherent plot. A seemingly linear narrative reveals itself as a string of evocative non sequiturs. There's rarely a punch line in Goreyland, just an elegant withdrawal into artifice."—Los Angeles Times
Library Journal
Lushly illustrated and Gorey-er than ever. Uncollected works plus two unpublished stories: "The Izzard Book," which celebrates the letter z, and "La Malle Saignante," about early French silent films. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Although it's his drawings that hold us--the theatrical poses, the bespoke furniture in penumbral mansions, the malicious topiary--Gorey was also a unique literary stylist...[He] collaborated with phantoms drawn from his own private alphabet."

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"Gorey's unique talent should be represented as completely as possible in every collection of American art and literature...[AMPHIGOREY AGAIN] is for smart, quiet, arty, mildly daft sorts of all ages."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156030212
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/17/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
260
Sales rank:
347,985
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.74(d)

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