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  • Anonymous

    No one outside of Portland cares. What a waste of space.

    • Anonymous

      “Jasper’s records got broken as he was escaping from the asylum.”
      The Blue Aspic. Edward Gorey.  New York. Meredith Press, 1968.

    • Preston Nethercutt

      Thanks for the negativity. You are doing your part to make the world a little less interesting and enjoyable. Kudos-lowbrow troll-kudos.

  • Anonymous

    I care very much. I will definitely be planning a trip to Portland to see Gorey’s drawings.
    Grateful I am for the opportunity!

  • Anonymous

    “O the of it all.”  E. Gorey

    I treasure my copy of “Redburn, His First Voyage,” with cover illustration by E. Gorey, (the Melville’s not bad, either).  And to discover one of his works published under any of his pseudonymns at a flea market would be a thrill.  Of course, Gorey did not write with children in mind, nor with the intention of being macabre.  Victorian habits, conditions and dress, offer endless possibilities.

    The general public may know Gorey’s work more from the opening faint femme fatale of public television’s “Mystery!” sequence.  That he never? missed a performance of the American Ballet Theatre; that he viewed every film ever made…and enjoyed sitcoms.

    To enhance visiting an exhibit like this is a beforehand read.  Several books about Gorey:
    –World of Edward Gorey, by Clifford Ross, Karen Wilkin, ruth A. Peltason

    –Edward Gorey, by Anne Bromer

    –Ascending peculiarity: Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey: interviews

    –Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey, by Karen Wilkin

    A trip to the Edward Gorey Museum on Cape Cod remains, as yet, an unfulfilled dream.  Can we get the exhibit further up the coast?  Farnsworth?

    PS It is dismaying to hear younger adults refer to the severity of Maine winters as though they are more intense than in other parts of the northeast and midwest. What’s the point of clinging to this?
    PPS After reviewing the the video, I have the sense that neither understands Gorey’s work, but am grateful that they’ve brought the show to Maine – weather or no weather.

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