EDWARD ST. JOHN GOREY (1925–2000) is famous for the honored bounty of books he wrote and illustrated, featuring his distinctive humor and astonishingly detailed crosshatch ink drawings. Creator of more than one hundred works, Gorey also was a successful contributor to theater from Cape Cod to Broadway; his production of Dracula on Broadway garnered two Tony Awards (Best Revival and Best Costumes). He is also well known as the creator of the animation images in the PBS series Mystery!
I highly enjoyed reading quite a bit of it before giving it to my friend, and I think you will too!
Through his own hand, Gorey gives us not just letters to a friend, he slowly reveals himself, to a long-lost sibling, exchanging ideas as only a soul mate can.
Gorey and Neumeyer also referenced, recommended, and sent so many books to one another that it is a wonder that either had time to write letters!
I’ve gushed on here before about the amazing work of Edward Gorey, but one thing that is hard to come by is autobiographical texts about the enigmatic man. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lucas Goldstein
I love Gorey, the biggest complaint I have about this book is the lack of images. I think it is improperly advertised as something of a Gorey sketchbook with his letters included,... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Brian Lange.
I bought this as a gift for a friend and almost wound up keeping it for myself. It's full of wonderful letters between the author/cartoonist Edward Gorey and Peter Neumeyer, and... Read morePublished 14 months ago by kip
For years now, I've felt that reading collected letters is a fascinating way to learn about a person. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Johanna Hurwitz
I guess I am the one dissenter amid all the praise. What's good about this book: not much, but I suppose the illustrations are a plus, and I should add the letters are very... Read morePublished 23 months ago by n.rivot
Floating Worlds invites fans of Edward Gorey to spend a intimate year (or so) in his company through his correspondence with Peter Neumeyer. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Irwin (MN)
It's great having this rich book of correspondence between Edward Gorey and Peter Neumeyer, two men who read everything and share their experience, enthusiasm and occasional... Read morePublished on September 5, 2012 by Kevin Killian
"Floating Worlds The Letters of Edward Gorey & Peter F.Neumeyer" is the eponymous collection edited by Neumeyer and sumptuously produced by Pomegranate. Read morePublished on January 1, 2012 by Ramesh Abhiraman