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A Week in Literary History

February 22nd, 2002

American illustrator and author Edward St. John Gorey (The Hapless Child, 1961) is born in 1925 in Chicago.

Edward Gorey, b. February 22, 1925, d. 2000

Primarily an illustrator, Gorey qualified himself as a littérateur with his stream of inventive small books, some surrealistic, some populated by only inanimate objects, all entirely asexual and beautifully done. His macabre sense of humor is everywhere apparent but never completely offsets the awfulness of his subject matter. Enormously appealing and entirely original.

Suggested Reading Collections Amphigorey, 1972. Amphigorey Too, 1975. Amphigorey Also, 1983. Amphigorey Again, 2006.

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