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Tuesday, February 28, 2023


My dad gave me Amphigorey for Christmas one year. I think I was 14 or 15. I had no idea about what it was really about, but I liked it.  I recently repurchased it, along with Amphigorey Too. I don't remember much about it from then. I do remember The Curious Sofa, a pornographic but very innocent book, in its own way.  "To beguile the the tedium of the journey, Albert read aloud from Volume Eleven of "The Encyclopedia of Unimaginable Customs." Or "The party split into two and threes before retiring." 

Now I have seen pictures of Gorey, I know that he depicts himself in his books in regular fashion. I probably didn't wonder if he was gay, at that age. I've since learned that he attended virtual every ballet there was in NYC.  

The Doubtful Guest is brilliant.  

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