Fifteen BooksPaperback - 1980
The title of this deliciously creepy collection of Gorey's work stems from the word amphigory, meaning a nonsense verse or composition. As always, Gorey's painstakingly cross- hatched pen and ink drawings are perfectly suited to his oddball verse and prose. Many of Gorey's tales involve untimely deaths and dreadful mishaps, but much like tragic Irish ballads with their perky rhythms and melodies, they come off as strangely lighthearted. An eccentric, funny book for either the uninitiated or diehard Gorey fans.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Pub. Group, 1980, c1972.
Edition: 1st Perigee ed.
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.