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Happy Edward Gorey’s Birthday!

Happy Edward Gorey’s Birthday!

Today this brilliant artist would have been 88 years old. Why not celebrate by picking up a copy of The Gashlycrumb Tinies, or even just petting a cat? On this wintry day in February, I salute you, Edward Gorey. I salute you.    

Edward Gorey: Artist of Contradictions

Edward Gorey: Artist of Contradictions

Continuing with the theme of artists who defy typical boundaries of category and genre, I wanted to mention one of my all-time favorite controversial artist/authors, the ever-enigmatic Edward Gorey. Three new editions of Gorey’s books were released this fall by Pomegrante press: “Thoughtful Alphabets: The Just Dessert & the Deadly Blotter” and “The Osbick Bird.” … Continue reading

Daniel Handler on Lemony Snicket

Although I may have complicated feelings about A Series of Unfortunate Events (yes, I did read ALL thirteen books, yes, I do regret doing so), there’s still a lot to admire in the series’ creator, Daniel Handler, foremost being his scintillating wit. I thought you might enjoy this video interview he did with Publisher’s Weekly. … Continue reading

On the Power of Words…

“A writer is a person who cares what words mean, what they say, how they say it. Writers know words are their way towards truth and freedom, and so they use them with care, with thought, with fear, with delight. By using words well they strengthen their souls. Story-tellers and poets spend their lives learning … Continue reading