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Goreyana: Anthologies by Seon Manley and Gogo Lewis

Throughout his career, Edward Gorey created dust wrapper designs for a number of book series, the longest association being the 22 covers he created for the series started by John Bellairs and continued by Brad Stickland. Mr. Gorey also created covers for several authors who specialized in sinister anthologies. Beginning in the early 1960's, Seon Manley and Gogo Lewis compiled over twenty anthologies which included subjects ranging from the natural world and science. Their main focus…

The Spooky Vegan: Wishing You A Very Gorey Christmas

I am sure you are familiar with the weird, whimsical Victorian- and Edwardian-inspired artwork of Edward Gorey. His illustrations were often mischievously macabre, poking a bit of fun at death and often populated by strange creatures, along with Victorian or Edwardian characters. His illustrations are both simple and complex, often hiding intricate detail in an otherwise common setting like a home or outdoors. Obviously, I love his work and seeing it makes me happy. Gorey illustrated many…

"Cat on a Unicycle," Edward Gorey (Courtesy of the Gorey Trust)

In 2010, Columbia University received a donation of an extensive collection of Edward Gorey items from Andrew Alpern, an architectural historian and attorney who spent four decades acquiring the illustrator's work. The 700 objects in the collection include almost every edition of every book Gorey published, as well as drawings, etchings and pieces of his design and illustration work. Gorey Preserved, now exhibited at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University, is a glimpse…

You don't think of Edward Gorey as a fashion illustrator. His own fashion statement in his later years was his jewelry and large fur coat.

You don't think of Edward Gorey as a fashion illustrator. His own fashion statement in his later years was his jewelry and large fur coat.

"A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not."    - Ernest Hemingway

Cats – with all their mysteriousness and adorableness and softness – have served as muses for some of the most brilliant writers in the world for centuries. Some notable examples, amazing pictures, and charming quotes from 30 of the best kitty/writer combo deals.

The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey I wish I would have known about these when I was a kid, I would have loved and cherished them dearly, perhaps more then I do as an adult. Dark, funny and adorable.

I enjoy wandering through second-hand book stores. Sometimes I find genuine treasures. Unluckily, most store owners recognise the gems before I spot them. A case in point was a very expensive book …

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