sábado, 8 de setembro de 2007

Amphigorey-Resenha de HQ em inglês




Crítica:
Although AMPHIGOREY TOO and AMPHIGOREY ALSO are exceptionally
fine collections, AMPHIGOREY (the first in a series of four
handsome trade paperbacks collecting almost all Gorey's solo
works) is still the best introduction to the wonderfully demen-
ted world of the american cartoonist.
Here you'll find children facing death, strange creatures
disturbing the piece of families, a writer in crisis, a hungry
monster hunting innocent children etc.But remember, this is not
an ordinary book, it's not even a comic book, it's a Gorey book.
The Gashlycrumb Tinies, The Hapless Child, The Listing Attic and
The Fatal Lozenge are my personal favorites but each one is a po-
lished gem of delicate confection, intricate beauty and stunning
wordplay.
Simply wonderful.


Contents of Amphigorey and personal rates ( * to *****):

AMPHIGOREY:
The Unstrung Harp (1953) ========================= ****1/2
The Listing Attic (1954) ========================= *****
The Doubtful Guest (1957) ======================== ****1/2
The Object-Lesson (1958) ========================= ****
The Bug Book (1959) ============================== ***1/2
The Fatal Lozenge (1960) ========================= *****
The Hapless Child (1961) ========================= *****
The Curious Sofa (1961) ========================== ****1/2
The Willowdale Handcar (1962) ==================== ****1/2
The Gashlycrumb Tinies (1963) ==================== *****
The Insect God (1963) ============================ *****
The West Wing (1963) ============================= ***1/2
The Wuggly Ump (1963) ============================ ****1/2
The Sinking Spell (1964) ========================= ****1/2
The Remembered Visit (1965) ====================== ****

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