05 October 2016

The bizarre humor of Edward Gorey

During my blogcation, I had the opportunity to reread several books by Edward Gorey.  I've amended and updated my post on The Gashlycrumb Tinies, but as I read elsewhere in his books, some of the humor was frankly a bit unsettling -

Especially when the subject matter involves children:

I'll defer commentary.  Res ipsae loquuntur.  (hat tip to reader loookas)


  1. One of my favorite books is Gorey's "The Recently Deflowered Girl" -- talk about unsettling humor!

  2. Gorey writes, and draws, so far behind acceptable, it sees it from the other side. I love his stuff, but it's not for the faint hearted.


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