In the kitchen of his home at
Yarmouth, Cape Cod, 1999
|Born||Edward St. John Gorey
February 22, 1925
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||April 15, 2000
Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Education||Mainly self-taught; briefly: The School of The Art Institute of Chicago|
|Known for||Writer, Illustrator, Poet|
|Notable work||The Gashlycrumb Tinies, The Doubtful Guest, Animation introducing Mystery! on PBS|
|Movement||Literary nonsense, Surrealism|
|Awards||Tony Award (costume design); Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (writing)|
Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that's what makes it so boring.
I just kind of conjured them up out of my subconscious and put them in order of ascending peculiarity.
I realize that homosexuality is a serious problem for anyone who is – but then, of course, heterosexuality is a serious problem for anyone who is, too. And being a man is a serious problem and being a woman is, too. Lots of things are problems.