In , using his anagram pen name, Gorey published The Curious Sofa: A Pornographic Work by Ogdred Weary — a delightfully dark. Curious. 2 graphic a porno- work by. Ogdred. Weary. Page 2. TME. CURIOUS SOFA. Ogared Weary by. Harcourt Brace & Company. New York San Diego. One of Edward Gorey best works is The Curious Sofa. Gorey’s books are tiny, strange illustrated books that look like relics of the nineteenth.

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Sex occurs from the first, and even though it is rampant, it is always just out of eye shot and never explicitly rendered. From our heroine perusing an album of ‘instructive chromolithographs’ to a married couple, both with wooden legs ‘with which they could do all sorts of entertaining tricks’ To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

View all 3 comments. Ginger Beer Review 1: Gorey loved what he saw as British life and literature, though he was American, born just north of Chicago, and in fact never traveled to the British Isles!

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Over the years, Mr. I’m thankful for Edward Gorey and his sick and twisted mind. Posted by ampootozote at 6: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Newer Post Older Post Home. Fuck Yeah Comic Relationships. A very, very naughty book, without ever showing anything, without ever naming a body part or anything explicitly vulgar. The cover features a sofa with a couple legs visible through a doorway. Labels albondocani press 1 book by Gorey christmas 32 collectibles 3 exhibitions 61 fantod press 4 illustrated by Gorey 94 limited edition 12 magazine 42 miscellaneous original art postcard 7 poster 5 prints 35 reference 5 stuffed doll 16 theater and ballet Edward is even better in my mind now.


But the word Weary doesn’t seem quite right girey an author of erotica. A send-up of Victorian pornography, the book’s thirty pages tell the adventures of Alice, a young woman swept into a long series of sexual adventures. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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It is what’s implied that makes this little book hilarious: How to Pitch to Eater NY. This is a deliciously demented read. For the length of the story you read between the lines and as the story ends you fall into the space provided with nothing at all to ground you; you have caught yourself in the trap the book sets up.

Mar 16, Vivian Zhang rated it liked it. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Resources for April 1, With drawings more like sketches this is far from my favorite Gorey, but it is a deliciously risque forest of euphemisms. Open Preview See a Problem? There’s a curiious loading this menu right now. This is a strange little book by Edward Gorey.


Subscribe To Posts Atom. Be a Book Hero. There weren’t rememberable characters, the jokes didn’t always land, the variety of stories didn’t flow great together, and I found nothing remotely erotic about the book. One Of My Three Soups. However nothing is revealed or shown in the drawings. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.