[Sca-cooks] OT, OOP: Edward Gorey, was Child safing

Lilinah 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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