The Unstrung Harp; or, Mr Earbrass Writes a Novel by Edward Gorey

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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, urns, desuetude, disaffection, claws, loss, trebizond, napkins, shame, stones, distance, fever, antipodes, mush, glaciers, incoherence, labels, miasma, amputation, tides, deceit, mourning, elsewards.

Finally, TUH is about Edward Gorey the writer, about Edward Gorey writing The Unstrung Harp. It's a small masterpiece.

Harcourt Brace, 1999.
ISBN: 9780151004355. 68 pp.
Hardcover. Fine in a fine jacket.