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  DarkEcho/HorrorOnline: Edward St. John Gorey
Gorey's writing perfectly mixed the macabre with humor and clever word play to (usually) tell a cautionary tale of moral instruction and devastatingly bizarre hilarity.
Edward Gorey was born in Chicago in 1925 and claims to have taught himself to read at age 3 1/2, to have read ALICE IN WONDERLAND and DRACULA at age 5, FRANKENSTEIN at age 7, all of the works of Victor Hugo by age 8, and continued growing up reading Agatha Christie mysteries.
Gorey and O'Hara were campus dandies in the manner of Oscar Wilde.
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  Edward Gorey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Born in Chicago, Gorey came from a colorful family; his parents divorced when he was 11, then remarried when he was 27.
Gorey's illustrated (and sometimes wordless) books, with their vaguely ominous air and ostensibly Victorian and Edwardian settings, have long had a cult following.
Gorey was noted for his fondness for ballet (for many years, he religiously attended all performances of the New York City Ballet) and cats, of which he had many.
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 Gorey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gorey (Irish: Guaire) (Population (2002) 3,090), is a market town, in north County Wexford, Ireland, situated on the main N11 Dublin to Wexford road.
Gorey is an hour's drive from the outskirts of Dublin.
Gorey Musical Society has one production a year: In 2006, they will stage the All Irish Musical: "The Ha'penny Bridge", the first amateur group to have been given the honour to do so.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gorey   (575 words)

 Edward Gorey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Edward Gorey, the artist and author who was a grand master of the comic macabre and delighted generations of readers with his spidery drawings and stories of hapless children, swooning maidens, throbblefooted specters, threatening topiary and weird, mysterious events on eerie Victorian landscapes, died on Saturday at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Mass.
Gorey could be sportive as well as horrific, as in "The Broken Spoke," which, in his words, "combines, with breathtaking cleverness, two objects of consuming interest: postcards and bicycles." Although sometimes confused with the cartoonist Charles Addams, with whom he shared an interest in the ghoulish, Mr.
Gorey remembered the time that the cats were on a couch and suddenly "everyone turned," eyes opening wide, as if someone, or something, unseen had entered the room.
www.movietreasures.com /main/Edward_Gorey/edward_gorey.html   (1961 words)

 MYSTERY!: Edward Gorey
Gorey's weird, yet genteel sensibility -- even ghouls should be properly attired, after all -- is a perfect fit for the series and WGBH has been pleased to share his art with our audience.
Though Gorey worked in mainstream publishing for a time (he was in Doubleday's art department for eight years), his real passion was creating his own bizarre stories and illustrating them.
Often mistakenly labeled as "morbid," Gorey is was in fact a rather cheerful individual, whose sharply pungent observations were laced with a ready wit.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/mystery/gorey.html   (2327 words)

 Salon Brilliant Careers | Edward Gorey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In the 1950s, when Gorey was establishing himself as a young artist, the New York school and abstract expressionism dominated the art world; art was a manly, gin-soaked profession for men like Jackson Pollock, who could swipe a canvas with the same power with which he swatted his wife.
Gorey knows this well: "I feel that I am doing the minimum amount of damage to other possibilities that may take place in a reader's head." This is a lesson Gorey has learned, in part, from classic silent film.
Gorey's prose sometimes resembles the delightful nonsense of Edward Lear and the jabberwocky of Lewis Carroll.
archive.salon.com /people/bc/2000/02/15/gorey/print.html   (2109 words)

 Edward Gorey - Salon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Gorey's work was not at first met with open arms by the publishing world -- to put it mildly.
Perhaps a primal clue to Gorey's perspicacity and morbid taste can be found in his choice of childhood reading material: He read "Dracula" at age 5, "Frankenstein" at age 7 and all of the works of Victor Hugo by age 8.
Gorey was not born in England, but in Chicago, in 1925.
dir.salon.com /people/bc/2000/02/15/gorey   (827 words)

 giam barba (Paul Giambarba) Lily Giambarba, interviews, articles, authors, illustrators, Edward Gorey
Gorey's ability to create a picture and fill it with life - even the languid, half-life his characters seem to lead - is what separates every major artist from the pretenders and mannerists.
Gorey's work is inimitable because of its precise mix of wit and skill, its difficult-to-achieve but nevertheless perfect proportion of physical and intellectual virtuosity.
Gorey, a transplanted Midwesterner, was born in Chicago in 1925.
www.giambarba.com /gorey/gorey.html   (1099 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Obituaries | Obituary: Edward Gorey
Gorey's Agatha Christie homage The Awdrey-Gore Legacy (1972) is not so much a detective story as an illustrated comic tool kit for assembling a Christie-style plot, but the framing material suggests another and odder mystery.
In that quarter-century of ballet attendance Gorey became notorious for vast fur coats as favoured by his characters, complemented by white tennis shoes.
Gorey successfully took his design skills to the theatre, a highlight being his melodramatically sinister sets and costumes for the 1977 Broadway production of Dracula; this brought him a Tony Award for costume design.
www.guardian.co.uk /obituaries/story/0,3604,212105,00.html   (964 words)

 Something Gorey for Halloween | Articles | Current Issue | Bay Windows - New England's largest GLBT newspaper
Gorey could expound for hours on obscure novels and celebrated foreign films, yet also enjoyed bad movies and guilty pleasure like "The Golden Girls," "All My Children," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Doctor Who." He granted interviews, but hated discussing the motives behind his work.
Gorey attended Harvard in the late 1940s - where he cut a distinctive figure in his long fur coats and tennis sneakers - studying French but beginning illustration work shortly after graduation.
Theroux's occasional insights into Gorey's art are always absorbing, and it's a shame that he doesn't dedicate more of the book to this analysis.
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 Welcome to South East Ireland-Wexford - Gorey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Gorey first appeared as an existing town in Norman records in 1296.
The Church of Ireland parish church dates from 1861.The town Market House held prisoners of all sides during the holocaust of 1798, while Goreys streets and surrounding areas were wincing with the sound of marching feet and open debauchery.
On the outskirt of Gorey, Kia Ora Mini Farm — (Tel: 055 21166) and Shrule Deer Farm - (Tel: 054 66898) are lively and attractive pass-time for children.
www.southeastireland.com /content.asp?id=115   (363 words)

 Edward Gorey: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
(Gorey studied art for one semester at the Chicago Art Institute[For more, click on this link] in 1943 eventually becoming a professional illustrator.
Elephant house is the home on cape cod that edward gorey, author, illustrator, puppeteer and playwright, lived and worked in when he left new york city....
Many of Gorey's works were published obscurely and are hard to find or expensive.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/e/ed/edward_gorey.htm   (1465 words)

 Snappy brings Gorey's work to life - The Boston Globe
Series commission given its world premiere last night, the humorously creepy art of author and illustrator Edward Gorey is given "legs." A woman's shadow dances with that of her beloved arisen from the grave.
Gorey's darkly warped wit and eerie imagery seem tailor-made for expanding into minidramas, and Snappy's artistic director Martha Mason along with the company's six other talented performers have found the material fertile ground.
However, the closest "The Temperamental Wobble" comes to any kind of story line is via Bonnie Duncan's pig-tailed waif (the Innocent Child), who periodically gets abused and neglected in the midst of her feuding parents' brawl and who ultimately seems to be swallowed up by a forest of thorny carnivorous plants.
www.boston.com /ae/theater_arts/articles/2004/06/05/snappy_brings_goreys_work_to_life   (523 words)

 MAINSTAGE 2005: Gorey Stories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Gorey wrote illustrated stories, usually no longer than forty panels long, in which violent death and supense are either the order of the day or the denouement.
Gorey's style is lovingly copied in the draperies and staircases of Joel Daavid's set (we were impressed by the hand-drawn false proscenium curtains), and Ann Closs-Farley's Gothic costumes and masks walk that fine line between childlike, sexual, and clownish.
Gorey was born in 1925 and died (one hopes, abruptly) of a heart attack on April 15, 2000.
www.sacredfools.org /Mainstage/05/GoreyStories/main.htm   (5264 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Arts | Arts features | Gorey by name ...
In Gorey's beautifully illustrated books, the band found a kindred spirit: an author obsessed with Victorian melodrama and Edwardian ennui, who took a macabre delight in tracing the violent twists of fate, and imbued his darkest tales with discomforting humour.
While the band were making these Gorey discoveries, the author himself was living in a farmhouse in Cape Cod, taking care of countless cats and writing puppet shows for local theatre groups.
Gorey's next correspondence was a large cardboard box containing a stone that looked like a frog (and would, Gorey promised, turn into one if stared at long enough), and a neatly organised pile of his as yet unillustrated, unpublished works.
www.guardian.co.uk /arts/features/story/0,11710,954737,00.html   (1148 words)

 Morbid Outlook - Edward Gorey, Practitioner of Macabre
In 1972, Gorey’s well known “Amphigory” was published, an anthology of fifteen of his best works, including The Gashlycrumb Tinies.
Gorey was also very interested in theatre; he won a Tony Award for his fl and white sets and costumes in the 1979 Broadway version of Dracula.
Gorey’s prose is so randomly well placed, it is almost as though every word has been extensively premeditated.
www.morbidoutlook.com /art/articles/2000_11_edgorey.html   (1282 words)

 Edward Gorey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Edward Gorey could be compared to a folly, one of those elaborately decorated, useless edifices that the English used to build in their grand gardens during the 19th century.
The wordiest of Gorey’s works, it is the closest thing to a novel he himself ever wrote, and it includes many of Gorey’s finest characteristic turns: at one point Mr.
Gorey is often labeled as an artist of the macabre, but the real theme underlying his dances with death has less to do with mortality or violence than with obsessiveness itself, the helpless submission to inexorable and utterly non-progressive forces.
www.goodbyemag.com /mar00/gorey.html   (1320 words)

 BookPage Interview November 1998: Edward Gorey
His drawings, Gorey says, have been heavily influenced by 19th-century illustrations, his sensibility by Jane Austen and 19th-century English novels, among others -- a partial explanation for why his books seem to carry the aura of a distant era.
But Gorey is also "unreasonably interested in surrealism and Dada." At Harvard in the 1950s, after a stint in the Army "on the fringes of World War II" in the Utah desert, he roomed with the poet Frank O'Hara and was friends with the poet John Ashbery.
Gorey says he may soon produce some visual poems of his own.
www.bookpage.com /9811bp/edward_gorey.html   (1134 words)

 Used Book Central Search / author: Gorey, Edward
Gorey, Edward: Dodd Mead, New York, 1978, Reissue of the 1957 Doubleday First Edition, 6/10 in 8/10 price-clipped dust wrapper, front free endpaper removed other a nice clean copy.
Gorey, Edward: Good+ Meredith Press New York 1967 F First Edition H Hard Cover Ink gift inscription on front endpaper, minor wear and discoloratin to extremities of binding; DJ soiled with pink dampstain on rear panel.
Gorey, Edward: Good Art Harry N Abrams Inc 1979 S Paper cover rubbed, and top corner of book is curled, with a small back cover corner chip.
www.usedbookcentral.com /texis/ubc/searchbooks,author,Gorey_Edward.html   (499 words)

 Ballet Books & Other Works
Gorey himself insisted on hand-painting the infamous leotards on the cover of each one of 1100 first editions, in order to achieve the exact shade of lavender.
Dracula (also known as Edward Gorey's Dracula) Originally produced for summer stock theatre in Nantucket in 1973, this play was such a hit that Gorey's friend Harry Rigby (to much protest from all the Nantucket producers) got the rights to produce it on Broadway.
Gorey had designed the sets for the Nantucket production and was horrified to see his artwork blown up to such a grand scale.
www.mtholyoke.edu /~klhorowi/goreybbow.html   (934 words)

 Kidstamps - Featured Illustrators   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Gorey's death in 2000 silenced one of the most original and unique minds of the 20th century.
The overwhelming success of Edward Gorey's original design led to the creation of a new take, this time featuring a young girl.
Gorey to adapt his original design to feature a girl.
www.kidstamps.com /show_illustrator.asp?Edward_Gorey   (220 words)

 Amazon.com: Amphigorey: Books: Edward Gorey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
As always, Gorey's painstakingly cross- hatched pen and ink drawings are perfectly suited to his oddball verse and prose.
Edward Gorey was a master of the macabre.
Gorey's illustrations (probably best not to term these "cartoons") fly in the face of modern American knee-jerk reactions to the comic strips found in the daily papers.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0399504338?v=glance   (1835 words)

 USATODAY.com - Even after his death, Gorey's glory lives on   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Gorey was reportedly a big fan of The X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, along with Mary Tyler Moore Show reruns and bad movies on the USA Network.
In addition, Gorey attended every performance of the New York City Ballet for nearly 30 years, struck a close friendship with cabaret act the Tiger Lillies (they released an album of songs about Gorey in 2003) and even inspired a font based on his handwriting.
Had Gorey written something inspired by Hollywood's unfortunate events — and, considering the volume of projects he took on, it may have been possible — perhaps his tale could've ended with something like this...
www.usatoday.com /life/columnist/popcandy/2005-06-14-pop-candy_x.htm   (1030 words)

 The Peculiar Philanthropist
Gorey, who died in April 2000, left nearly his entire estate - valued in the millions - to aid animal-welfare organizations.
Also on display are Gorey's feline-centric diary entries, including one dating back to March 20, 1938, in which the author gushes, "Kittens OK! Kittens 11 days old.
According to Morton, who grew up spending summers on Cape Cod with Gorey, the artist was literally walked on all the time by the cats.
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 Amazon.com: The World of Edward Gorey: Books: Clifford Ross,Karen Wilkin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Edward Gorey is an author and an illustrator who has carved a unique niche creating macabre graphic novels that are part satire and part social commentary--comics for adults.
Wilkin discusses Gorey's work as illustrator, author, stage designer, and miscellaneous creator with the admiration it deserves and intelligent attention to the artist's use of literary references and multilingual word games as adjuncts to his drawings.
Gorey doesn't really seem up to the discussion, and all in all this is a disappointment.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0810990830?v=glance   (1457 words)

 Worcester Telegram & Gazette News
The Edward Gorey House, the former residence of the artist and author, appears in the shade of surrounding trees in Yarmouthport.
The 26 doomed children at the Edward Gorey House are characters of “The Gashlycrumb Tinies,” written and illustrated by Gorey.
Gorey illustrated hundreds of other books, and drew the opening and closing scenes for PBS’ “Mystery!” where shifty characters glide back and forth across the screen and three identical detectives follow their trail.
www.telegram.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060721/NEWS/607210399   (883 words)

 Variety.com - Reviews - Gorey Stories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
"Gorey Tales," a deliciously macabre assortment of tales, songs and limericks from the gothic outpourings of writer-illustrator Edward Gorey, cleverly compiled by scripterscripter Stephen Currens, is given a sumptuous staging by helmer Pat Towne and Sacred Fools' nine-thesp ensemble.
Gorey's jaundiced, neo-Victorian vision of sinister adults, persecuted waifs and malevolent creatures is abetted by the thematically perfect production design (Michael Franco), sets (Joel Daavid), costumes/masks (Ann Closs-Farley) and lights (Cricket Sloat), all in his trademark B&W and shades of gray.
A prominent theme in many of the tales is the victimization of the helpless, particularly children, chronicled with Gorey's customary dispassionate whimsy.
www.variety.com /review/VE1117928417?categoryId=33   (651 words)

 'LOVELY BALLERINA' - The New York Review of Books
When an individual tells his or her personal story in a larger context, such as in a printed article, and does it well, the audience and author, both, gain as knowledge that was once dormant is then made to live again.
Gorey was one to search out even that last muse not visible to the less studious, and who, occasionally, ends up in awkward worldly situations such as extricating herself from a shoelace caught in the front door while on her way out—but such was the nature of that offbeat and yet sublimely on-beat muse, Ms.
Gorey's book, The Raging Tide, or The Black Doll's Imbroglio, is dedicated to the lovely ballerina, who corresponded with him by letter, after his departure from New York City, until his death.
www.nybooks.com /articles/42   (503 words)

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