By Edward Gorey
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780151011070, 260pp.)
Publication Date: November 2006
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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 Amphigorey Again contains previously uncollected work and two unpublished stories—"The Izzard Book," a quirky riff on the letter Z , and "La Malle Saignante," a bilingual homage to early French silent serial movies.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.
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.
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
"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."
"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."