Harry Ransom Center presents Nursery Crimes: Edward Gorey’s Morbid Nonsense

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Nursery Crimes: Edward Gorey’s Morbid Nonsense
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In this illustrated lecture, cultural critic Mark Dery explores the obscure influences haunting Edward Gorey’s work. Guests can discover the seminal role he played, along with authors like Maurice Sendak and Dr. Seuss, in the popularization of a deeper, darker children’s literature capable of addressing what Gorey called “the miseries of childhood.”

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Harry Ransom Center
300 W. 21st St. University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712


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Admission is free.