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Publisher Comments:

On November 18th of alternate years Mr Earbrass begins writing 'his new novel.' Weeks ago he chose its title at random from a list of them he keeps in a little green note-book. It being tea-time of the 17th, he is alarmed not to have thought of a plot to which The Unstrung Harp might apply, but his mind will keep reverting to the last biscuit on the plate." So begins what the Times Literary Supplement called "a small masterpiece." TUH is a look at the literary life and its "attendant woes: isolation, writer's block, professional jealousy, and plain boredom." But, as with all of Edward Gorey's books, TUH is also about life in general, with its anguish, turnips, conjunctions, illness, defeat, string, parties, no parties, urns, desuetude, disaffection, claws, loss, trebizond, napkins, shame, stones, distance, fever, antipodes, mush, glaciers, incoherence, labels, miasma, amputation, tides, deceit, mourning, elsewards. You get the point. Finally, TUH is about Edward Gorey the writer, about Edward Gorey writing The Unstrung Harp. It's a cracked mirror of a book, and it's dedicated to RDP or Real Dear Person.

Synopsis:

Called "a small masterpiece" by the "Times Literary Supplement, " this book, originally published in 1953, takes a look at the literary life and its attendant woes: isolation, writer's block, professional jealousy, and plain boredom. Illustrations.

About the Author

Edward Gorey (1925-2000) wrote and illustrated such popular books as The Doubtful Guest, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, and The Headless Bust. He was also a very successful set and costume designer, earning a Tony Award for his Broadway production of Edward Gorey's Dracula. Animated sequences of his work have introduced the PBS series Mystery! since 1980.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780151004355
Author:
Gorey, Edward
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Form - Cartoons & Comics
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Cartooning
Subject:
Fiction -- Authorship -- Fiction.
Subject:
Cartoons
Subject:
Comics & Cartoons
Subject:
Techniques - Cartooning
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
19990518
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
7.38 x 5 in 0.42 lb

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Product details 64 pages Harcourt - English 9780151004355 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Called "a small masterpiece" by the "Times Literary Supplement, " this book, originally published in 1953, takes a look at the literary life and its attendant woes: isolation, writer's block, professional jealousy, and plain boredom. Illustrations.

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