Category Archives: Edward Gorey

ALISON LURIE: On Edward Gorey (1925-2000)Edward Gorey, who died on April 15, was associated with The New York Review of Books from the beginning. His fantastic and memorable cover illustrations were a feature of every anniversary issue; and in 1975 … Continue reading

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Gory stories for tiny tots

Gory stories for tiny tots “Many of Edward Gorey’s most fervent devotees think he must be both a) English and b) dead,” reads the biographical note on one of his darkly illustrated tales of hapless babies, consumptive waifs and sexually … Continue reading

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Lost in Goreyland, Pursued by a Hippo

Lost in Goreyland, Pursued by a Hippo The somehow cheerful drawing on the curtain � a headless man reclining comfortably on a pedestal � that greets theatergoers at “The Gorey Details” sends just the right message about the performance that … Continue reading

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Edward Gorey: Master of the Macabre

Edward Gorey: Master of the Macabre, Prolific and Dead After Edward Gorey died in April, Andreas Brown, one of the executors of his estate, visited Gorey�s 200-year-old, 15-room house in Yarmouth Port, Mass. He discovered hundreds of stories and sketches, … Continue reading

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Gorey Details

Off-Broadway ‘Musicale’ Unveils Gorey Details, Oct. 16

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