Ascending Peculiarity

Ascending Peculiarity : Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey

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Edward Gorey's extraordinary and often disconcerting books are avidly sought and treasured throughout the world, but until now little has been known about the man himself. Gorey, notoriously protective of his privacy, did grant a number of interviews over the course of his life. And as the conversations collected in this book demonstrate, he proved to be unfailingly charming and fascinating. Here is Gorey in his own words and pictures, ruminating on his ascending peculiarity. He died in 2000.
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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 185.9 x 235.2 x 26.2mm | 757.51g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0151005044
  • 9780151005048

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PRAISE FOR EDWARD GOREY"A man of enormous erudition . . . an artist and writer of genius."--Stephen Schiff, "The New Yorker""Edward Gorey's work is remarkable and mysterious. I find it fascinating."--Max Ernst"An American original . . . One of this century's foremost eccentric geniuses."--"Print Magazine"
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