Edward Gorey’s Amphigorey Again (Paperback) collects a glorious abundance of Edward Gorey’s droll humor, offbeat characters, and previously unpublished. Picking up where the previous anthology Amphigorey Also () left off, Amphigorey Again reaches as far back as with the inclusion of The Other Statue. Buy *Amphigorey Again* by Edward Gorey online, Amphigorey Again Edward Gorey Harcourt Hardcover pages. October rated 5 of 5 possible stars.

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The highlight of this book was “The Sopping Thursday,” the most powerful story of a man losing his umbrella you will ever see. Jun 22, Anthony Vacca rated it really liked it. Almost as top-notch a collection as Amphigorey and Amphigorey Tooand better than his final, posthumous collection, Amphigorey Again.

As always, Gorey’s art is a heady delight for the eyes, ears and mind, and in this collection I unabashedly adored The Loathsome Couplewas happily horrified by The Stupid Jokecouldn’t help but be Almost as top-notch a collection as Amphigorey and Amphigorey Tooand better than his final, posthumous collection, Amphigorey Again.

As always, Gorey’s art is a heady delight for amphiigorey eyes, ears and mind, and in this collection I unabashedly adored The Loathsome Couplewas happily horrified by The Stupid Jokecouldn’t help but be cheerfully creeped out by The Prune Peopleand feel impelled to inform you that The Awdrey-Gore Legacy is a must-see metafictional chef d’oeuvre.

As satisfied as I am with my Gorey reading experience, I am also slightly crestfallen…now I have no ampphigorey Gorey compilations to read! I haven’t read all the Amphigorey books not that the order of them mattersbut this one happened to be sitting around in my amphitorey house, so I sat down and read the whole thing, which didn’t take long.

Edward Gorey has always been one of my favorite sgain, and I love his dark sense of humor. There were amhpigorey couple stories in this anthology that Amphigorry found a little View all 3 comments. Jun 13, dianne rated it it was amazing.

Gorey is a genius. Not only is his art gripping, hilarious, inexplicable, and just a little creepy in a schadenfreude sort of way, but the terse, lean writing is perfect. Why did it take me so long to read this? Apr 06, Chris Van Dyke rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 14, Antonomasia added it Shelves: I’m not sure I’ll ever quite be able to separate Edward Gorey’s work from the person who introduced me to it – and at least half of this post is about that.


The precision of the words and art bound up with an overwhelming effort, fumbling in the dusk, to say and write the right thing, amphigorye the annoyance and coldness a small error agaon bring.

Gorey is evidently influ Re-read rare. Gorey is evidently influencing me to talk in rhyme. Not wanting to frighten off this rare and delicate creature. The darkness and disturbance under the surface of what looks so lovely if you don’t know what to expect. Nearly nine years ago I couldn’t see the surreality of the situation, nor nearly so much of the surreality in Gorey. I was so tense I couldn’t amphigodey much, but many of these cartoons are actually quite funny.

What is so striking about both are the gaps in what agqin said and meant. Much is unspoken because it’s prettier like that; you have to join things up in the right way. But if you’re only reading and don’t feel you have to produce a right interpretation nothing matters much. It is still odd to read them in modern surroundings, not to look up and see what looks very much like a Victorian study. And I still feel scruffy by comparison with the neat little drawings and him and the place.

I’m one of those people who always looks slightly crumpled or unkempt, no matter how hard they try – there’s always a metaphorical hair out of place, although I have grown to like this, and I like it in others. What did people used to think of it? It evidently had a place in American culture, but from the British context it seems unplaceable, except as a play on Hilaire Belloc.

Although vintage culture has been around longer than we may think: And Gorey’s twisted retro, long before before the current retro mania, may be related to that amphigoreyy.

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Themes, some of amphigkrey I hadn’t fully noticed before: Most Gorey titles sound rather like operas. There are lots of them.

Not just the Gashlycrumb Tinies. Also riding on handlebars of bicycles. Which fits the person from whom I got EG.

Amphigorey Again– book review

Most people I’ve been out with for any length of time have been cyclists, and always since way before the hipster fixie craze. Probably something to do with independence and bloody-mindedness. Most scenes from The Prune People in particular, seemed utterly familiar, although I only managed to place one of these instances of deja vu, an illustration associated, perhaps not officially, amphigorej a favourite song, ‘Gibbous Moon’ by Momus.

Favourites from Amphigorey Also: I loathe useless crochet things, so useless and annoying and cluttering and in the way! But they were made by people, usually relatives, who put time and effort into them so it’s also rather dismissive and cruel to get rid of them.

There is quite a lot of sensible advice in here, and it made me smile for different reasons. It’s not just cute gruesome deaths. These charts of possible features of a murder mystery would make an excellent writing exercise. Some panels of this ABC are so poignant. Why do I like it so very much that ‘The aphigorey regarded them Balefully’, ‘He looked out the window Hopelessly’, ‘She toyed with her beads Jadedly’, etc etc?


Another part of that same time. Probably not everyone will find these giant, curiously labelled jars quite so funny. It helps that I like Cornish Blue in a scrappy, random, not properly having sets or collecting it way and Original Suffolk pottery just to look at, I’ve a spectrum-y aversion to agxin rough surfaces and Gorey’s drawings seem like a satire of the ridiculously specific and sometimes overly large jars they each amphkgorey.

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There is one piece here which puts a new light on Gorey’s other work. All the worst stuff, is, as you would expect from EG, off-screen and unspoken, and the presentation remains neat and genteel whilst dark. Somehow the extreme darkness of the subject shows that there is awareness of the true horror of events in all the other stories, which are received more cutely.

Things aren’t just there to be funny, there is a real and potentially cathartic understanding of terror and pain and violence beneath it all – but the presentation is eccentrically buttoned-up. Another reason, surely, that many think EG seemed British; instead he was one of those New Englanders more English than most real Englishmen. Until Edward Gorey became a minor Goodreads phenomenon [aside: It has a nicer ring than the real order.

Two of the others just didn’t used to be there at all, at least in the UK. Makes me nostalgic for the days when we weren’t quite so ridiculously bloated with information and availability of things on the internet.

Dec 14, Tony rated it it was ok Shelves: This was another collection of previously printed works by Gorey that probably cannot be obtained anywhere else, unless reprint editions were done. Lackluster lines illustrated by prints not necessarily related to them. I guess Gorey had an agent, but you had to wonder what he did. Whatever he published, his fans soaked up. He had free reign over his subject matter, and his readers wanted whatever it was he gave them.

What was all this stuff about? The only contribution that I could get out of all this stuff came from his various alphabets. Not that they made any more sense, but at least they were constrained to an orderly array of letters.

Eso es porque las cosas suelen quedarse a medias. Mar 27, Suzanna Juby rated it it was amazing. I fell in love with Edward Gorey’s artistry and macabre storytelling when I was a teenager.

I own several Amphigorey compilations and have lost count of the number of times I’ve read them. Apr 14, Amanda rated it it was amazing. Love, love love love, love Nov 04, Sally Anderson rated it really liked it. Gobbled this up in a day! So bizarre and addicting and brilliant and just plain other. I especially liked the first half of this graphic novel — The Utter Zoo and The Epiplectic Bicycle were particular favorites.