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The Best of Brain Pickings 2020
The Best of Brain Pickings 2020

A glance over the shoulder of time to reveal the patterns, themes, and ideas that steady us and shelter us in the tempest of life.

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The Most Beautiful Illustrations from 200 Years of Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales
The Most Beautiful Illustrations from 200 Years of Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales

Maurice Sendak, Lisbeth Zwerger, Edward Gorey, David Hockney, Wanda Gág, Shaun Tan, and more.

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The Pious Infant: Edward Gorey’s Rare Illustrated Allegory about the Dangers of Dogmatism
The Pious Infant: Edward Gorey’s Rare Illustrated Allegory about the Dangers of Dogmatism

A darkly delightful allegory about what happens when we take our convictions to an extreme.

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When Edward Gorey Illustrated Dracula: Two Masters of the Macabre, Together
When Edward Gorey Illustrated Dracula: Two Masters of the Macabre, Together

“No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and dear to his heart and eye the morning can be.”

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T. S. Eliot’s Iconic Vintage Verses About Cats, Illustrated and Signed by Edward Gorey
T. S. Eliot’s Iconic Vintage Verses About Cats, Illustrated and Signed by Edward Gorey

Two grand masters of delight, together.

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The Osbick Bird: Edward Gorey’s Tender and Surprising Vintage Illustrated Allegory About the Meaning of True Love
The Osbick Bird: Edward Gorey’s Tender and Surprising Vintage Illustrated Allegory About the Meaning of True Love

A subversive Victorian-tinted infusion of romantic realism.

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The Betrayed Confidence: Edward Gorey’s Weird and Whimsical Vintage Illustrated Postcards
The Betrayed Confidence: Edward Gorey’s Weird and Whimsical Vintage Illustrated Postcards

Neglected murderesses, imaginary elixirs, cryptic objects, and other darkly delightful treats from Gorey’s singular creative chest.

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Anatomy of Anagrammatic Pseudonyms: The Many Incarnations of Edward Gorey
Anatomy of Anagrammatic Pseudonyms: The Many Incarnations of Edward Gorey

An infant poet, a postcard-writer, a movie reviewer, a girl detective, and a spirit control walk into a bar…

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Edward Gorey’s Vintage Book Covers for Literary Classics
Edward Gorey’s Vintage Book Covers for Literary Classics

Melville, Conrad, Colette, Chekhov, Chaucer, Gogol, Kafka, Shaw, Pushkin, and more.

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The Green Beads: Edward Gorey and the “Disturbed Person”
The Green Beads: Edward Gorey and the “Disturbed Person”

“How it knocks my heart!”

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