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The Gashlycrumb Tinies, Or, After the Outing

The Gashlycrumb Tinies, Or, After the Outing

  • Author: Edward Gorey
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780151003082
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 64
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A new, small-format edition of one of Edward Gorey’s “dark masterpieces of surreal morality” (Vanity Fair): a witty, disquieting journey through the alphabet.

The Gashlycrumb Tinies

The Gashlycrumb Tinies

An a to Z of Poor Little Orphans

  • Author: Edward Gorey
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781408891421
  • Category:
  • Page: 64
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The Gashlycrumb Tinies, Or, After the Outing

The Gashlycrumb Tinies, Or, After the Outing

  • Author: Edward Gorey
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9780747541608
  • Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial
  • Page: 64
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'A is for Amy who fell down the stairs. B is for Basil assaulted by bears. C is for Clara who wasted away. D is for Desmond thrown out of a sleigh...'

2003 Edward Gorey: the Gashlycrumb Tinies Diary

2003 Edward Gorey: the Gashlycrumb Tinies Diary

  • Author: Active Parenting Publishers
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780764918674
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Gorey's wan, haunted kidlets meet their ends in wildly diverse ways in the service of his cautionary couplets, in this darkly amusing engagement calendar for 2003. Twenty-six images enhance weekly grids, full-page monthly grids, and spreads showing the months of 2003 and 2004.

Reading in the Dark

Reading in the Dark

Horror in Children's Literature and Culture

  • Author: Jessica R. McCort
  • Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • ISBN: 149680645X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 256
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Dark novels, shows, and films targeted toward children and young adults are proliferating wildly. It is even more crucial now to understand the methods by which such texts have traditionally operated and how those methods have been challenged, abandoned, and appropriated. Reading in the Dark fills a gap in criticism devoted to children's popular culture by concentrating on horror, an often-neglected genre. These scholars explore the intersection between horror, popular culture, and children's cultural productions, including picture books, fairy tales, young adult literature, television, and monster movies. Reading in the Dark looks at horror texts for children with deserved respect, weighing the multitude of benefits they can provide for young readers and viewers. Refusing to write off the horror genre as campy, trite, or deforming, these essays instead recognize many of the texts and films categorized as "scary" as among those most widely consumed by children and young adults. In addition, scholars consider how adult horror has been domesticated by children's literature and culture, with authors and screenwriters turning that which was once horrifying into safe, funny, and delightful books and films. Scholars likewise examine the impetus behind such re-envisioning of the adult horror novel or film as something appropriate for the young. The collection investigates both the constructive and the troublesome aspects of scary books, movies, and television shows targeted toward children and young adults. It considers the complex mechanisms by which these texts communicate overt messages and hidden agendas, and it treats as well the readers' experiences of such mechanisms.

The Tim Burton Encyclopedia

The Tim Burton Encyclopedia

  • Author: Samuel J. Umland
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 0810892014
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 298
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Tim Burton has been a major director for a quarter of a century, producing both cult classics and blockbuster films including Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Ed Wood, Batman, Mars Attacks!, Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wonderland, and Dark Shadows. An A-Z list of all things Burton, including his live action films, his animated features, his shorts, his non-film work, and the collaborators who have helped manifest his unique perspective into memorable works of cinema. The book will highlight Burton’s accomplishments as a visual artist with an uncompromised aesthetic, narrating the evolution of his creative practice from his earliest childhood drawings through his mature works.

Global Perspectives on Death in Children’s Literature

Global Perspectives on Death in Children’s Literature

  • Author: Lesley D. Clement,Leyli Jamali
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317599497
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 282
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This volume visits death in children’s literature from around the world, making a substantial contribution to the dialogue between the expanding fields of Childhood Studies, Children’s Literature, and Death Studies. Considering both textual and pictorial representations of death, contributors focus on the topic of death in children’s literature as a physical reality, a philosophical concept, a psychologically challenging adjustment, and/or a social construct. Essays covering literature from the US, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Canada, the UK, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Brazil, Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, India, and Iran display a diverse range of theoretical and cultural perspectives. Carefully organized sections interrogate how classic texts have been adapted for the twenty-first century, how death has been politicized, ritualized, or metaphorized, and visual strategies for representing death, and how death has been represented within the context of play. Asking how different cultures present the concept of death to children, this volume is the first to bring together a global range of perspective on death in children’s literature and will be a valuable contribution to an array of disciplines.

Born to Be Posthumous

Born to Be Posthumous

The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey

  • Author: Mark Dery
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 031645107X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 512
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The definitive biography of Edward Gorey, the eccentric master of macabre nonsense. From The Gashlycrumb Tinies to The Doubtful Guest, Edward Gorey's wickedly funny and deliciously sinister little books have influenced our culture in innumerable ways, from the works of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman to Lemony Snicket. Some even call him the Grandfather of Goth. But who was this man, who lived with over twenty thousand books and six cats, who roomed with Frank O'Hara at Harvard, and was known -- in the late 1940s, no less -- to traipse around in full-length fur coats, clanking bracelets, and an Edwardian beard? An eccentric, a gregarious recluse, an enigmatic auteur of whimsically morbid masterpieces, yes -- but who was the real Edward Gorey behind the Oscar Wildean pose? He published over a hundred books and illustrated works by Samuel Beckett, T.S. Eliot, Edward Lear, John Updike, Charles Dickens, Hilaire Belloc, Muriel Spark, Bram Stoker, Gilbert & Sullivan, and others. At the same time, he was a deeply complicated and conflicted individual, a man whose art reflected his obsessions with the disquieting and the darkly hilarious. Based on newly uncovered correspondence and interviews with personalities as diverse as John Ashbery, Donald Hall, Lemony Snicket, Neil Gaiman, and Anna Sui, Born to Be Posthumous draws back the curtain on the eccentric genius and mysterious life of Edward Gorey.