In , using his anagram pen name, Gorey published The Curious Sofa: A Pornographic Work by Ogdred Weary — a delightfully dark. Curious. 2 graphic a porno- work by. Ogdred. Weary. Page 2. TME. CURIOUS SOFA. Ogared Weary by. Harcourt Brace & Company. New York San Diego. One of Edward Gorey best works is The Curious Sofa. Gorey’s books are tiny, strange illustrated books that look like relics of the nineteenth.

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Apple – Movie Trailers. Despite being a self-proclaimed ‘pornographic work’, ‘The Curious Sofa’ is a surprisingly subtle and, considering it comes from the brain of Edward Gorey, unsurprisingly amusing yarn.

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Grub Street New York. Jul 20, Michelle Morrell rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is a silly, naughty romp that tangentially explores some very dark and frightening places. This is for mature audiences. I innocently picked it up at the tender age of 5 or 6 it goreey lying around at someone’s place for some reasonnot knowing what the P word meant yet and I skimmed through the book as though it was a REAL children’s book. The cover features a sofa with a couple legs visible through cuious doorway.


Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Mar 16, Sabrina Chapadjiev rated it it was amazing. In fact, you could read this as a small child and think it was perfectly innocent.

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The Curious Sofa

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The book is full of ambigous references to exotic sex acts, but nothing is ever explicitly shown or described. Oct 16, Sri rated it liked it Shelves: She spent five years covering video game development in both San Francisco and London, examining the art, science, and business of the industry, and in was named one of the top most influential women in the game industry.

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The pseudonym suggests the work must be pornographic — the author is not using his real name. Return to Book Page. Nothing is explicit and it is all leading your mind to some kinky ideas.


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View all 8 comments. Please hold on as we update a few things. This is an entertaining work, and Gorey does masterfully show that, paradoxically, sometimes horrors and obscenities can be maximally revealed through being concealed.

Here lies a blog whose words were writ in cuurious. The art was interesting and led you to wonder what was going on off frame which further upped the innuendo going on.

Remarkable: Edward Gorey’s The Curious Sofa

Darkly whimsical in tone and, although certainly not explicit, concerning a slightly more adult subject matter than the rest of Gorey’s work, ‘The Curious Sofa’ follows the adventures of a curioud open-minded young lady called Alice and alludes to all manner of compromising situations, ranging from a romp with a sheepdog to an encounter with a married couple who both have wooden legs. How to Clean Shower Curtains Correctly.

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