The Inanimate Tragedy

Edward Gorey


The Inanimate Tragedy

The Inanimate Tragedy

  • Title: The Inanimate Tragedy
  • Author: Edward Gorey
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 346
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Edward Gorey s Nursery Frieze takes the form of just that if the pages were cut out of their binding and taped end to end, they would form a thin strip of wallpaper long enough to circle the walls beneath the ceiling of a room, ostensibly a nursery The twist is that the words depicted in the frieze are as far from the typical ABCs as possible they are rare and unusual wEdward Gorey s Nursery Frieze takes the form of just that if the pages were cut out of their binding and taped end to end, they would form a thin strip of wallpaper long enough to circle the walls beneath the ceiling of a room, ostensibly a nursery The twist is that the words depicted in the frieze are as far from the typical ABCs as possible they are rare and unusual words, chosen equally for their rarity as for the delicious way in which they roll off the tongue By putting the words in speech bubbles, Gorey encourages the reader to pronounce the words aloud or silently too themselves, savoring their strange syllables Seen another way, however, the assembled frieze bears obvious resemblance to the motion photography studies of Eadweard Muybridge Viewed as such, it becomes apparent that this is not a series of hippopotamus like creatures serenely marching in a line, but rather one creature galloping in an endless loop, gasping out a word in each frame of the motion picture One can only imagine the effect s this frieze might have on a child who grew up staring at it from their crib.


Recent Comments "The Inanimate Tragedy"

Read in Amphigorey Too, wanted to separately rate the story. Although, also read as a stand alone.It's all about the puns and accepting when 'figuratively' and 'literally' coincide 🙂

'Death and Distraction!' said the Pins and Needles. 'Destruction and Debauchery!' This book follows some sinister plot with some inmate objects. What is this plot you might ask? Well, I'm not really sure although I felt during a second read though it's well within my grasp so I'll just have to keep rereading it. Which isn't a problem since I really enjoyed the story nonetheless. I just laughed and thought WTF MAN!!! haha

A Greek tragedy leading to "Disappearance and Damnation", October 22, 2014This review is from: The Inanimate Tragedy (Paperback)Strange little Gorey tale, featuring a few items you might find in the bottom of a drawer as lead characters: a group of Pins and Needles (who walk around together like a Greek chorus saying things like "Death and Distraction!") ; a No 37 Penpoint; a 2-holed and a 4-holed ButtonInventive if not one of the author's best.

Not one of Gorey's best the story is alright, but it doesn't give him a chance to show his artistic talent.

Very different. It has anthropomorphized items of every day life and no people or animals. Cool. I rather fancied it.

One of my favorites. The artwork is less dense than many of Gorey's others, but perfect for the story at hand.


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