Amphigorey: Fifteen Books


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An illustrated collection of 15 macabre short stories. In this gorgeously detailed volume, American artist and author Edward Gorey accents amphigory (nonsense verse or composition) with his signature cross-hatched pen-and-ink drawings. A mix of poetry and prose, light-hearted and decidedly more morbid storytelling, the book is sure to satisfy both fans of art and lovers of short stories alike. Stories included: "The Unstrung Harp" "The Listing Attic" "The Doubtful Guest" "The Object Lesson" "The Bug Book" "The ...

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Aug 8, 2013

A true "Goreyfest"

I love Gorey's artwork, but had never read any of his books. I LOVE the art in this volume, but was very disappointed in the books themselves. Some make no sense at all except as a way to display his art, which I assume was the purpose. Others are more than a little too violent for my taste, and a few were somewhat sexual in content. This is definitely NOT a book for children!

I give the artwork a 4-rating, but the stories only a 1.

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