Paperback ISBN: 0156030217
An offbeat compilation of whimsical and eccentric illustrations by the late Tony Award-winning designer best known for his animated sequences introducing the PBS Mystery! series includes previously uncollected works, as well as two unpublished stories: "The Izzard Book" and "La Malle Saignante." Reprint.
The Black Doll
A Silent Screenplay by Edward Gorey
Hardcover ISBN: 0764948016
In the interview on the subject that opens this book, author and illustrator Edward Gorey lists Werner Herzog as his top choice to direct his screenplay The Black Doll, "although I don't think his sense of humor is exactly there." The foreword describes the "Macguffin" tradition of films like The Maltese Falcon, where the plot is driven by the pursuit of an object or device, and situates Gorey's work among a line of such films. The interview continues with that topic along with shedding light on the influence of film on the artist's entire body of work. The surrealist screenplay, alternately set in New Jersey and Central Asia, concludes the book. About one illustration per page is included. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Born to Be Posthumous
The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey
Hardcover ISBN: 0316188549
Reveals the deeply complicated, gregarious and eccentric man whose darkly hilarious and whimsically morbid art filled over a hundred books and illustrated the works of Samuel Beckett, T.S. Eliot, Edward Lear, John Updike and Bram Stoker. 30,000 first printing.
Cautionary Tales for Children
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0151007152
Highlights humorous accounts of the consequences of bad behavior and general misconduct, including the tales of Jim, "who ran away from his nurse and was eaten by a lion," and Matilda, "who told lies and was burned to death."