Amphigorey

Amphigorey

Fifteen Books

Paperback - 1980
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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.
ISBN: 9780399504334
0399504338
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 28 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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