The Gashlycrumb Tinies [Edward Gorey] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A new, small-format edition of one of Edward Gorey’s “dark. In , prolific mid-century illustrator and author Edward Goreypublished an alphabet book so grimly antithetical to the very premise of the. Tinies Favorites Tinies Mugs Tinies Magnets Tinies Prints Golden Anniversary Limited Edition Portfolio.

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Its images have graced postcards and posters, magnets and mugs: Indeed, The Gashlycrumb Tiniesover its fifty-year history, has never, ever, been out of print.

The doleful moppets made their initial appearance within Simon and Schuster’s slip-cased publication of The Vinegar Works. The Gashlycrumb Tinies has, in fact, been published in ten languages other than English. What is it about this masterwork that has kept our attention for a half-century despite condemnation that it is far too dark?

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Robin Hoffman said it best: However, the accompanying art only sets the stage for the tragedies. The masterful Gorey instead shows vulnerable Prue reaching to open the door of a saloon bar. The horror inside waits: Gorey has cast his readers as the villains knowing that we will draw the events of her demise within our own imaginations. But akin to crouching behind the chair while peering out at a B-horror movie, the Tinies’ reader can always close the book — and shut out the impending doom.


Yet Gorey has toyed with us.

Could it be that instead of presenting us with gasulycrumb blood and viscera that make up much of popular media that Gorey felt no need to go so far? Perhaps he has tweaked us by presenting us only with the possibilities of disaster – and that is quite scary enough, thank you.

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So celebrate the anniversary with us and indulge your gashlcrumb child that likes a good fright. Curl up with a copy of The Gashlycrumb Tinies. Buy yourself a new one because yours is faded, or stained, or worn out — or perhaps you loaned yours and of course it was never returned.

Whether you are hard-core enough to buy a Tinies lunch box and send your kid off to gashoycrumb with it, is strictly up to you.

Our Exhibit Murder He Wrote reveals Gorey’s strange world of suspicious characters, red herrings, and vashlycrumb revelations. It is a crosshatched black and white world of both rigid social class and brutal anarchy where nothing much happens until it does. This exhibit is made possible by donors like you.


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This collection of rebound Gorey-authored books are produced by Dallas, Texas book artist Patrice Miller. In the world of book arts—either new evward of older works, or original bindings of new works—are usually created as one-offs or very Current Exhibition Our Exhibit Murder He Wrote reveals Gorey’s strange world of suspicious characters, red herrings, and inconclusive revelations.

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