Amphigorey Again (Hardcover)

By Edward Gorey

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9780151011070, 260pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2006



This 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 celebration 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 Amphigorey Again contains previously uncollected work and two unpublished stories--"The Izzard Book," a quirky riff on the letter Z , and "La Malle Saignante," a bilingual homage to early French silent serial movies.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 unfinished panels show an ironic and singular mind at work.

Praise For Amphigorey Again


"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."