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The Betrayed Confidence Revisited Hardcover – March 31, 2014
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A real visual treat comes in the hand-painted edition of the "Interpretive Series" postcards. Most Gorey enthusiasts would not have seen them all otherwise. The inclusion of the handpainted edition is brilliant. Our reptilian dramatist truly comes alive in Gorey's chromatic palette. The National Post Card Week series is very entertaining, seeming to capture the moment in time they commemorate, and this is the first time I've seen them assembled.
But an unexpected pleasure came near the end, with the two Q.R.V. postcard series "Unwmkd. Imperf.", and "Hikuptah". They appear here in contrast to Gorey's illustrative hand, and I found them surprisingly fresh and satisfying, presented this way. They became intriguing, grounded in Dada and the surrealist traditions that Gorey is said to have embraced. They remind me of parts of the Max Ernst surrealistic graphic novel "Une Semaine De Bonte: A Surrealistic Novel in Collage" (A Week of Kindness), particulary of "Friday: Three Visible Poems".
Now, if we can only figure out how to present Gorey's cut-apart books in one volume...
-- Glen E, [...]