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February 2019

Nursery Crimes: Edward Gorey’s Morbid Nonsense

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harry Ransom Center, 21st and Guadalupe Streets
Austin, TX 78712 United States
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Critics never quite knew what to make of Edward Gorey (1925-2000), the author and illustrator whose darkly droll tales have influenced TimBurton, Lemony Snicket, Alison Bechdel, and Guillermo del Toro. In this illustrated lecture, cultural critic Mark Dery, author of Little, Brown and Company's "Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey," explores the obscure influences haunting Gorey’s work. Learn about some of Dery's research on Gorey: https://ransom.center/mark-dery Discover the seminal role he played, along…

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Collated and Perfect

February 28 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Harry Ransom Center, 21st and Guadalupe Streets
Austin, TX 78712 United States
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Join us for an engaging panel discussing the changing standards that collectors—and institutions—have used to describe and evaluate early printed books, revealing why these books take the often surprising forms they do today. Learn more: https://ransom.center/candp Panelists include Megan Heffernan, assistant professor of English at DePaul University, Kathryn James, curator of Early Modern and Osborn Collections at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and Aaron T. Pratt, the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts at…

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