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after graduation from Harvard began publishing his numerous hand-lettered books, whose brief cryptic narratives and morbidly comic pen-and-ink illustrations are marked by a fey Gothic humor that has created a cult for works bearing such titles as The Unstrung Harp (1953), The Hapless Child (1961), The Broken Spoke (1976), and The Doubtful Guest (1978). Amphigorey (1972) is a collection of 15 of his small books.

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