Amphigorey

Amphigorey

Book - 1972
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Penguin Putnam
An illustrated collection of 15 macabre short stories.
 
In this gorgeously detailed volume, American artist and author Edward Gorey accents amphigory (nonsense verse or composition) with his signature cross-hatched pen-and-ink drawings. A mix of poetry and prose, light-hearted and decidedly more morbid storytelling, the book is sure to satisfy both fans of art and lovers of short stories alike.
 
Stories included:
"The Unstrung Harp"
"The Listing Attic"
"The Doubtful Guest"
"The Object Lesson"
"The Bug Book"
"The Fatal Lozenge"
"The Hapless Child"
"The Curious Sofa"
"The Willowdale Handcar"
"The Gashlycrumb Tinies"
"The Insect God"
"The West Wing"
"The Wuggly Ump"
"The Sinking Spell"
"The Remembered Visit"

Baker & Taylor
Fifteen works by the American artist and author provide a journey into a macabre world

Publisher: New York : Putnam, [1972]
ISBN: 9780399110030
0399110038
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) illus. 29 cm

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dgfe7ytrhgfo9t90 Jul 03, 2014

the doubtful guest.
the unstrung harp.
the fatal lozenge.

I think this is the collection with the mysterious "The Remembered Visit"
- I thumbed through this and got stuck there, over and over it I went. Now it is a great love.

Veepea Dec 29, 2011

I discovered this author because of a mention in the comic strip "Frazz." These sure are some bizarre stories.

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