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Floating Worlds the Letters of Edward Gorey and Peter F. Neumeyer

Neumeyer, Peter F.

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ISBN 10: 0764959476 / ISBN 13: 9780764959479
Editorial: Pomegranate, San Francisco, 2011
Condición: Very Good+ Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Signed and inscribed by Peter F. Neumeyer. Previous owner's small address sticker to front endpaper. A crisp copy. ; 9 X 7.10 X 1.20 inches; 256 pages; Signed by Author. N° de ref. de la librería 249980

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Título: Floating Worlds the Letters of Edward Gorey ...

Editorial: Pomegranate, San Francisco

Año de publicación: 2011

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good+

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

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Edward Gorey and Peter Neumeyer met in the summer of 1968. Gorey had been contracted by Addison-Wesley to illustrate "Donald and the...," a childrens story written by Neumeyer. On their first encounter, Neumeyer managed to dislocate Goreys shoulder when he grabbed his arm to keep him from falling into the ocean. In a hospital waiting room, they pored over Goreys drawings for the first time together, and Gorey infused the situation with much hilarity. This was the beginning of an invigorating friendship, fueled by a wealth of letters and postcards that sped between the two men through the fall of 1969.

Those letters, published here for the first time, are remarkable in their quantity and their content. While the creative collaborations of Gorey and Neumeyer centered on illustrated books, they held wide-ranging interests; both were erudite, voracious readers, and they sent each other many volumes. Reading their discussions of these books, one marvels at the beauty of thoughtful (and merry) discourse driven by intellectual curiosity.

The letters also paint an intimate portrait of Edward Gorey, a man often mischaracterized as macabre or even ghoulish. His gentleness, humility, and brilliance--interwoven with his distinctive humor--shine in these letters; his deft artistic hand is evident on the decorated envelopes addressed to Neumeyer, 38 of which are reproduced here.

During the time of their correspondence, Peter Neumeyer was teaching at Harvard University and at SUNY Stony Brook, on Long Island. His acumen and compassion, expressed in his discerning, often provocative missives, reveal him to be an ideal creative and intellectual ally for Gorey.

More than anything else, "Floating Worlds" is the moving memoir of an extraordinary friendship. Gorey wrote that he felt they were part of the same family, and I dont mean just metaphorically. I guess that even more than I think of you as a friend,

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