The Unstrung Harp: Or, Mr Earbrass Writes a Novel

Author(s): Edward Gorey


Perhaps one of his most autobiographical works, "The Unstrung Harp" is a look at the literary life and its 'attendant woes: isolation, writer's block, professional jealousy, and plain boredom.' But as with all of Edward Gorey's books, "TUH" is also about life in general, with its anguish, turnips, conjunctions, illness, defeat, string, parties, no parties, desuetude, fever, tides, labels, mourning, elsewards. Finally, "TUH" is about Edward Gorey the writer, about Edward Gorey writing "The Unstrung Harp". Originally published in 1953, it's a small masterpiece.


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Classic Gorey, originally published in 1953, this is the master at the height of his powers Published alongside THE HEADLESS BUST, another guaranteed Christmas bestseller Beautiful hardback gift editions, at eerily low prices

Edward Gorey is one of the most renowned cartoonists of our time. His distinctive and unsettling work has appeared on many New Yorker covers, and in almost a hundred successful books of his own. He has also illustrated books by John Updike, T.S. Eliot, Edward Lear and Samuel Beckett. 'The dark, appallingly funny works of Edward Gorey are finally being published in Britain. Not before time. A writer and artist of genius.' Independent on Sunday 'Malevolent and brilliant.' Big Issue

General Fields

  • : 9780747550341
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : October 2000
  • : 187mm X 127mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Edward Gorey
  • : Hardback
  • : Gift edition
  • : Edward Gorey
  • : 741.5973
  • : 64
  • : illustrations