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Nursery Crimes: Edward Gorey's Morbid Nonsense

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Presented by Edward Gorey House at Yarmouth New Church, Yarmouth Port MA

Sep 14 2019
Nursery Crimes: Edward Gorey's Morbid Nonsense

A lecture/reading by Gorey biographer Mark Dery at the New Church in Yarmouth Port.

Mark Dery, author of the 2018 Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey, examines the influence of literary and artistic Nonsense, from Edward Lear to Samuel Beckett, Dada to Absurdism, on Gorey’s artistic vision. He delves deep into the surprisingly serious themes woven through Gorey’s oeuvre—death, the meaning of life, the ghastliness of fruitcakes—and entertainingly reveals Gorey’s sinister whimsy. Dery’s lecture pairs nicely with the Edward

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Tickets are $15 ($10 for Gorey House Members) and are available in advance by calling the Edward Gorey House at 508-362-3909, or at the door.

A Members Pre-reception will be held at the Gorey House from 4 to 5pm and Mark will be signing books after the reading at the New Church as well.

Contact: 508-362-3909


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Additional time info:

A Gorey House Members Pre-reception will be held at the Gorey House from 4 to 5pm.  Mark will be signing books after the reading at the New Church as well from 6 to 7pm.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Yarmouth New Church

266 Main Street, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675

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