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By Edward Gorey

The identify of this deliciously creepy number of Gorey's paintings stems from the note amphigory, that means a nonsense verse or composition. As constantly, Gorey's painstakingly pass- hatched pen and ink drawings are ideally fitted to his oddball verse and prose. The first booklet of 15, "The Unstrung Harp," describes the writing means of novelist Mr. Clavius Frederick Earbrass: "He needs to be mad to move on enduring the unexquisite suffering of writing while all of it seems drivel." In "The directory Attic," you'll locate a collection of quirky limericks corresponding to "A sure younger guy, it was once famous, / Went approximately within the warmth thickly covered; / He acknowledged, 'You may well scoff, / yet I shan't take it off; / beneath i'm horribly bloated.' "

a lot of Gorey's stories contain premature deaths and dreadful mishaps, yet very similar to tragic Irish ballads with their perky rhythms and melodies, they arrive off as unusually lighthearted. "The Gashlycrumb Tinies," for instance, starts off like this: "A is for AMY who fell down the steps, B is for BASIL assaulted through bears," and so forth. An eccentric, humorous publication for both the uninitiated or diehard Gorey lovers.

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