Saturday, February 22, 2020

Happy Birthday, Edward Gorey!

Of course, I'll honor my inspiration / idol on the day!


His darkly whimsical sense of humor can't be topped as far as I'm concerned. But above all, I'm in awe of the fact that he was a self-taught artist, and he emerged with a style that's so distinctive and iconic.

And along with Edgar Allan Poe and M.R. James, he makes the third of my Holy Trinity. And they all occupy a fixed point in my universe (with Charles Dickens and the other greats meekly knocking at the golden doors and never going past them - they have their own place in my literary heaven).

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