4 Dec In , using his anagram pen name, Gorey published The Curious Sofa: A Pornographic Work by Ogdred Weary -- a delightfully dark quasi-pornographic ( that is, without actual nudity) quasi-horror (without actual blood and gore) " illustrated story about furniture." Though none of the drawings are overtly. 4 reviews of Curious Sofa - CLOSED "Do you ever imagine you're in one of those magical holiday movies where they show a bustling, whimsical store in a big city like New York or Chicago? They span across showing smiling shoppers and you half. Artisan Watch Necklace. $ $ Sale · Birds & Nests Poster. $ · Boho Earrings. $ · Botany Poster. $ Sold Out · Butcher Poster. $ · Butterflies Poster. $ · Clip Chain. $ Sold Out · Cow Poster. $ · Dandelion Poster. $ · Eye Chart Poster. $ · Galvanized Canisters. $ Sold Out. 29 Nov In , using his anagram pen name, Gorey published The Curious Sofa: A Pornographic Work by Ogdred Weary (public library) — a delightfully dark quasi- pornographic (that is, without actual nudity) quasi-horror (without actual blood and gore) “illustrated story about furniture.” Though none of the. As the New York Times writes of Edward Gorey, "His satires (often of tawdry Victorian mysteries) are not mere commentaries on the manners and mores of a distant age; they are inventive narratives about evil adults, mischievous children, illicit lovers and improbable beasts." Or, in the case of The Curious Sofa, improbable. 26 Oct Yes, I have been missing in action for a while. I sold my little house after 19 years, moved into a brand new swanky loft/apartment three blocks away, drove to Junk Bonanza in Minneapolis and then to Texas for the Round Top Antiques Fair!! Then on to Carol Hicks Bolton and Magnolia Pearl in.