He Was There from the Day We Moved in (Hardcover)
New York Review of Books, 9781590175156, 24pp.
Publication Date: October 2, 2012
About the Author
Edward Gorey (1925 2000) was born in Chicago. He studied briefly at the Art Institute of Chicago, spent three years in the army testing poison gas, and attended Harvard College, where he majored in French literature and roomed with the poet Frank O Hara. In 1953 Gorey published "The Unstrung Harp," the first of his many extraordinary books, which include "The Curious Sofa," "The Haunted Tea-Cosy," and "The Epiplectic Bicycle."
In addition to illustrating his own books, Edward Gorey provided drawings to countless books for both children and adults. Of these, New York Review Books has published "The Haunted Looking Glass," a collection of Gothic tales that he selected and illustrated; "The War of the Worlds" by H. G. Wells; "Men and Gods," a retelling of ancient Greek myths by Rex Warner; in collaboration with Rhoda Levine, "Three Ladies Beside the Sea" and "He Was There from the Day We Moved In"; and "The Unrest-Cure and Other Stories," a collection of tales by Saki."
Praise For He Was There from the Day We Moved in…
Praise for He Was There the Day We Moved In:
“Gentle color washes over Edward Gorey’s illustrations of spindly boys and shaggy dog and skies. They set just the right note for this story that achieves a sensitive equilibrium of pathos and humor, a total effect that is sentimental without apology and optimistic without reason.” – The New York Times
Praise for Edward Gorey:
“Edward Gorey’s work is remarkable and mysterious. I find it fascinating.” – Max Ernst
“I like to return to Edward Gorey’s works…he really is becoming a master.” – Edmund Wilson
“One of the most original artistic and literary minds in late 20th century America.” –The Los Angeles Times
“[Edward Gorey] is sublime, absurd and mystical.” – Oskar Kokoschka
“[Edward] Gorey’s unique talent should be represented as possible in every collection of American art and literature.” – American Library Association (Booklist)