The Angel, the Automobilist, and Eighteen Others

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The Angel, the Automobilist, and Eighteen Others by Edward Gorey

Hardcover – Pomegranate – 2020 – 40 pages

In this collection of distinctive drawings, Edward Gorey presents portraits ranging from the Angel to the Wretch. In typical Gorey fashion, their worlds are a bit off-kilter. The barefoot Artist wears a heavy coat, while the Watcher sees a void.

Never before published, The Angel, the Automobilist, and Eighteen Others examines humankind through Gorey’s quirky lens. Despite the title, this book contains only seventeen “Others,” not eighteen. Chalk that up as another enigma from the artist and writer himself.

Edward St. John Gorey (American, 1925–2000) is known for his drawings and stories set in a vaguely Edwardian time frame with a decidedly English overtone. In this collection, the images exhibit a special genius for what is left unseen and unsaid.

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