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by Alexander Theroux

eBook The Strange Case of Edward Gorey download ISBN: 1560973854
Author: Alexander Theroux
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books (August 15, 2000)
Language: English
Pages: 68
ePub: 1912 kb
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Rating: 4.3
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Category: Biography
Subcategory: Arts and Literature

Alexander Theroux is an award-winning novelist, poet, and teacher whose prose works include Laura Warholic or, The Sexual Intellectual, Estonia, and the two artist monographs The Strange Case of Edward Gorey and The Enigma of Al Capp

Alexander Theroux is an award-winning novelist, poet, and teacher whose prose works include Laura Warholic or, The Sexual Intellectual, Estonia, and the two artist monographs The Strange Case of Edward Gorey and The Enigma of Al Capp. His novel Darconville’s Cat was chosen by Anthony Burgess as one of the 99 greatest post-war novels.

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Theroux's book paints the picture I have longed t see about Ogdread himself.

Apr 02, 2012 Nathan ". Theroux's book paints the picture I have longed t see about Ogdread himself. It is a joy to read and fun in the details and entertaining as any dreadful and wondrously ghoulish of Gorey's work. A great work on a celebrated and personal artist. of course now i have to find other works by Theroux, and see what the fuss is about. Thank you, Dave AET. the strange mysanthropic tone of the book.

Theroux's short book delves into Gorey's persona and influences and gives us a tantalizing glimpse into the . By limiting himself to his friendship with Gorey, Theroux preserves the air of mystery surrounding the writer and artist.

Theroux's short book delves into Gorey's persona and influences and gives us a tantalizing glimpse into the world of the much missed Edward Gorey. This volume is a welcome addition to anyone's collection of Gorey books and collectibles.

Drawing from a multitude of reference and his own personal relationship to Gorey, literary heavyweight Alexander Theroux has accomplished an amazing feat of illuminating the real Edward Gorey with ambiguity, wit, fervor and reverence, combined with honest and clear-eyed appraisals of his work. No Gorey fan can be without it. show more. Format Hardback 168 pages.

The strange case of edward gorey", by alexander theroux, about the famed .

The strange case of edward gorey", by alexander theroux, about the famed tony-winning writer and artist the late edward gorey. This OOP book looks like its brand new and is in excellent condition, with no defects and has been kept in a pet and smoke free environment. Author Event: Julia Fine and "What Should Be Wild".

Drawing from a multitude of reference and his own personal relationship to Gorey, literary heavyweight Alexander Theroux has accomplished an amazing feat of illuminating the real Edward Gorey with ambiguity, wit, fervor and reverence, combined with honest and clear-eyed. Black-and-white illustrations and photographs throughout. Похожие книги: NA:Theroux P:THE ELEPHANTA SUITE. The Strange Adventures of a House-Boat, Volume III. William Black.

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Alexander Theroux on Edward Gorey (from The Strange Case of Edward Gorey page 154)

Alexander Theroux on Edward Gorey (from The Strange Case of Edward Gorey page 154).

The Firecracker Alternative Book Award-winning look back at the life of the late artist Edward Gorey. Combining artistic analysis, a personal reminiscence of the artist Theroux knew for over 25 years, and an intimate familiarity with Gorey's oeuvre while drawing on exclusive interviews with the artist (the book was begun before Gorey's passing in 2000 at the age of 75 but completed just after), this book stands as the most comprehensive bio yet written about the beloved but reclusive and enigmatic artist.
Comments: (7)
Purestone
I have the 2nd Fantagraphics edition, May 2002 for which I paid $2.42. The book is worth that. But I doubt that I'd buy it again in that it cost me an add'l. $3.99 shipping. Author Theroux knew Gorey as a neighbor and saw him often. The book contains items I didn't know about Gorey before I read it; but they consist of trivia such as, "Gorey didn't engage in physical exercise, none that I knew of anyway." (pg. 51); and " He loved Oreo cookies with a passion. He loved to receive Christmas presents." (pg. 40). There is a certain amount of information about Gorey's early life that was worth reading. And the last paragraph of Appx. 150 words describes the circumstances of Gorey's heart attack in 2000, and his death two days later.

Contents include quite a few of Gorey's illustrations from various sources, a few of which I hadn't seen elsewhere.

This book now under review is for the person who can't rest until he knows everything there is to know about Edward Gorey. There is another 'Gorey' book in circulation called <Ascending Peculiarity: Edward Gorey On Edward Gorey>. It consists of the product of a number of interviews, and has Appx. 300 pages. I read it and learned quite a bit about him.
Doulkree
This is a weird book. It more like a really long essay about Theroux's opinions of Gorey, which stumbles into other, and sometimes unrelated topics. The beginning and the end are interesting for Gorey fans, but the middle is tedious at best. It could really have used a few more revisions, an editor, and much more structure. Having chapters, for example, would have been helpful.

But the insights into Gorey and his life, if you can wade through the chaff and occasional eyebrow raising sentiment, are interesting.
Daigami
This is a peculiar book. It goes on at length about what EG liked and disliked, and tells us a lot about the author's likes and dislikes too. It's entertaining, but repetative - I like knowing that EG loved Buffy The Vampire Slayer, like me, but didn't need telling four times. I suppose that, Gorey having been a non-travelling, non-marrying recluse, there's not much material to draw on. Theroux spins out what he has into a book that, I suppose, every Gorey fan has to read, there being little else of a biographical nature. Expect to get that warm feeling you get from realising that one of your heroes likes the same stuff as you, but not a lot of other feelings. Was Gorey gay? Theroux bangs on about this a fair amount. He also goes to great lengths comparing him to the likes of Auden and Henry James, for some reason. I learned things, I think I know Gorey a bit better, so the book did a job, I suppose.
BroWelm
Alexander Theroux first published his "study" of Edward Gorey as a slim paperback in 2001, not long after Gorey's death. Call me a glutton for punishment, I have both editions, hoping that this expanded one would prove to be of more interest than the first. The only positive note I have about the new edition is the addition of photographs of Gorey on Cape Cod with family and friends over many decades. Otherwise, as noted already, the book is more about Theroux than Gorey. The same few basic ideas are endlessly repeated, and there is no discernible structure to the book. Not to mention the bigoted nature of many passages.
Manona
If we can't have an autobiography, then this is pretty good. Alexander Theroux was a close friend of Edward Gorey's and has a lot of first hand insight and quotes him often. What I find really interesting about Gorey outside of being a fan of his art is his view of the world--how he looks at life, pop culture and the influences that lead him to create the works of his career. If we can't have the actual voice of Edward Gorey to tell us, Alexander Theroux might be the next best thing.
Nuadabandis
Edward Gorey is a huge influence for me as an artist. I love his work and enjoyed reading this book so much.So happy I bought it, I will probably read it a second, third, and fourth time.
Cerekelv
Love the way his Mind thinks... Organization of the book was well done
Condescending and clueless. The book reveals no appreciation for Gorey the artist or the person. It is a showcase for the author's literary references and his stilted, vain prose. I mean, he spells it "hair-cut"!