[Sca-cooks] OT, OOP: Edward Gorey, was Child safing
lilinah at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 19 11:59:42 PDT 2008
>Daniel Myers wrote:
> > On Aug 18, 2008, at 6:24 PM, Pixel, Goddess and Queen wrote:
> >> (Q is for Quentin who sank in a mire,)
> >> R is for Rhoda consumed in a fire...
> > OooOOoo ... Another Edward Gorey fan! I think that makes two of us in
> > this country.
> > - Doc
>I like Gorey too, so that makes three...
Puh-leez! "The Vinegar Works: Three Volumes of Moral Instruction"
boxed set - which, besides "The Gashlycrumb Tinies" (the alphabet
book to which people are referring), includes "The Insect God" and
the completely wordless "The West Wing" - was on my Christmas
wishlist in 1963, the year it was published. Needless to say, my
parents did not get it for me. I had seen a couple of his works a
year or two earlier. So i've been a fan for over 45 years. Plus,
Gorey is a favorite among the Goths i know (adults, not mall rats). A
lot more fans than just the few of us on this list.
Besides some of the individual books, I now own Amphigorey,
Amphigorey Too, Amphigorey Also, and Amphagorey Again, which are
anthologies of his works. Of course i also own collections of the
cartoons of Charles Addams, which used to run in "The New Yorker"
magazine, which my parents subscribed to for close to 50 years - i
remember my fondness for them as a child in the 50s.
Somebody sometimes called Urtatim
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