Amphigorey Again

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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Amphigorey Again contains previously uncollected work and two unpublished stories—"The Izzard Book," a quirky riff on the letter Z , and "La...

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Overview

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Amphigorey Again contains previously uncollected work and two unpublished stories—"The Izzard Book," a quirky riff on the letter Z , and "La Malle Saignante," a bilingual homage to early French silent serial movies.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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Editorial Reviews

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 Uncollected works plus two unpublished stories: "The Izzard Book," which celebrates the letter z, and "La Malle Saignante," about early French silent films.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."
Booklist
"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."
From the Publisher
PRAISE FOR EDWARD GOREY

"A master of a genre of graphic storytelling [and] a brilliant draftsman."—The New York Times Book Review

"Dark masterpieces of surreal morality . . . Beautifully depicted."—Vanity Fair

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780156030212
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/17/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 260
  • Sales rank: 593,721
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward Gorey (1925-2000) wrote and illustrated such popular books as The Doubtful Guest, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, and The Headless Bust. He was also a very successful set and costume designer, earning a Tony Award for his Broadway production of Edward Gorey's Dracula. Animated sequences of his work have introduced the PBS series Mystery! since 1980.

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Table of Contents

The galoshes of remorse
Signs of spring
Seasonal confusion
Random walk
Category
The other statue
10 impossible objects (abridged)
The universal solvent (abridged)
Scenes de Ballet
Verse advice
The deadly blotter
Creativity
The retrieved locket
The water flowers
The haunted tea-cosy
Christmas wrap-up
The headless bust
The just dessert
The admonitory hippopotamus
Neglected murderesses
Tragedies topiares
The raging tide
The unknown vegetable
Another random walk
Serious life : a cruise
Figbash acrobate
La Malle Saignante
The izzard book
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