Lately, I’ve been thinking of my favorite page in The Gashlycrumb Tinies.
Edward Gorey’s The Doubtful Guest, and Dr. Seuss’s similar tale of a puzzling and disruptive visitor, The Cat in the Hat, seem like a timely read these days.
While scrolling through my saved articles I found this article from The Atlantic I’d saved about a biography of Edward Gorey, Mark Dery’s Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey.
The article claims that Wes Anderson, Lemony Snickets, and even Morrissey have Gorey to thank for their sweet, dark, and humorous language and imagery.
This would explain my affection for all of the above.