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Edward Gorey's last,
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This review is from: Amphigorey Again (Hardcover)
If you are familiar with Edward Gorey's work, you will know what to expect. This is his last amphigorey, or collection, of his characteristically brief works. The humour is dark, surreal, simultaneously macabre and gentle. Gorey specializes in the tragedies, atrocities, and abrupt comings off the rails that befall the intensely respectable. The drawing style is instantly recognizable as his own. There is some subdued colour. The line is less deft than usual, in some of the works. That could be a sign of dwindling health, I suppose; I am reminded of James Thurber's comments on his own deteriorating eyesight. But the last offering (a compendium of the letter Zed, fittingly enough), is up to standard, albeit unfinished.