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The Deranged Cousins, or, Whatever

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  45 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
31 pages
Published 1971 by Fantod Press
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ke-sha
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bind-ups-boxsets

I wonder what went through his mind when he wrote this story?

#READIT
Courtney
Jun 19, 2017 rated it liked it
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Read in Amphigorey Too, wanted to separately rate the story.
Matthew
Jun 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
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The story begins: "Seventy-nine years ago there were three cousins whose names were Rose Marshmary, Mary Rosemarsh, and Marsh Maryrose." The story of three cousins is reminiscent of Cocteau's The Holy Terrors . Like the enfants terribles of Cocteau's novel, the deranged cousins of Gorey's story are orphans. They live alone in a house. Without parental guidance, their lives descend into chaos. Ultimately ending in tragedy...
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Sally
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"Seventy-nine years ago there were three cousins", 23 Oct 2014

This review is from: The deranged cousins, or, Whatever (Club der Bibliomanen)
I love this tale of three merry orphans, a boy and two girls (wonderful picture of him prancing about with a tambourine, while one girl high-kicks and the other is falling through window!) One day, while beachcombing, an argument leads to a fatality...the victim is buried in the "field known as the Rabbits' Restroom" (very obvious from picture why) and Drin
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Wetdryvac Wetdryvac
Feb 05, 2017 rated it liked it
No idea why I didn't like this one more.
Huda AbuKhoti
Jul 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
ok three people died here Huda.. you should be sad, you should feel uncomfortable.. why can't you stop laughing!!?? hahaha

That is an Edward Gorey's for sure.
Jessica
Feb 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very macabre, short, but still good.
Ola
Nov 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Spooky, strange, sad, misplaced, out of time and artistic. Lets read it again. ...more
Mike
Aug 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
read on youtube, with Satie's music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JP3S4G...
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Born in Chicago, Gorey came from a colorful family; his parents, Helen Dunham Garvey and Edward Lee Gorey, divorced in 1936 when he was 11, then remarried in 1952 when he was 27. One of his step-mothers was Corinna Mura, a cabaret singer who had a brief role in the classic film Casablanca. His father was briefly a journalist. Gorey's maternal great-grandmother, Helen St. John Garvey, was a popular ...more
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