Edward Gorey Life Is Sweet Shirt | 34 Reviews | Stars | Acorn | HAEdward Gorey with one of many practical cats Pinterest. Edward Gorey — an American writer and artist noted for his hundreds of illustrated books. His illustration makes us feel unsteady just like the reality. Chilly and eerie sensation remains, but you would find yourself addicted to his world. In his works, none of the cats take a nasty knock contrary to children.
Narrating The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey
Books, Cats, Life is Good / Edward Gorey Quote Illustrated Art Print
Letters T. The poems were in good hands. Like Eliot, Gorey enjoyed their company. Neumeyer , the artist writes:. In looking for something or other I came across the fact that one of my cats is about to be nine years old, and that another of them will shortly thereafter be eight; I have been labouring under the delusion they were about five and six. And yesterday I happened to notice in the mirror that while I have long since grown used to my beard being very grey indeed, I was not prepared to discover that my eyebrows are becoming noticeably shaggy.
Eliot , a documented cat-lover , who penned these whimsical verses about feline psychology and social order in a series of letters to his godchildren in the s. Some time ago, I had the good fortune of tracking down an original edition of this tiny treasure, signed by Gorey himself — please enjoy:. There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter, Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames: Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter — But all of them sensible everyday names. Of names of this kind, I can give you a quorum, Such as Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricopat, Such as Bombalurina, or else Jellylorum — Names that never belong to more than one cat. When you notice a cat in profound meditation, The reason, I tell you, is always the same: His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name: His ineffable effable Effanineffable Deep and inscrutable singular Name. Jellicle Cats are black and white, Jellicle Cats are rather small; Jellicle Cats are merry and bright, And pleasant to hear when they caterwaul.
Edward St. John Gorey was born in Chicago. His father was briefly a journalist. Gorey's maternal great-grandmother, Helen St. John Garvey, was a popular nineteenth-century greeting card writer and artist, from whom he claimed to have inherited his talents.
A new biography looks at the appeal of Edward Gorey. Why have so many directors and writers been drawn to his peculiar vision, asks Cath Pound. Drawing on sources as varied as the novels of Agatha Christie and French silent film, he created a uniquely macabre vision of the world filled with crumbling English mansions, jittery dark-eyed flappers and stony faced Edwardian gents where nothing is quite as it seems. His virtuosic illustrations and poetic texts have drawn comparisons to Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear and Samuel Beckett, winning him critical acclaim and a devoted cult following in his native US. That he is not better known elsewhere is perhaps due to the unclassifiable nature of his work — yet his influence can be seen everywhere, from the films of Tim Burton to the novels of Neil Gaiman and Lemony Snicket.
By Joan Acocella. I always pick up Henry James and I think, Oooh! This is won derful! And then I will hear a little sound. And the whole thing is going down the drain like the bathwater.