Edward Gorey

1925 (Chicago) – 2000 (Hyannis, Mass.)

O’Hara and Gorey were Harvard room-mates, well-known for their exotic odd-couple appearance. Gorey was bad about keeping up with O’Hara afterwards, though not before they, Ashbery, Lurie and others founded a Cambridge theatre-company together; Wilder supported them. Gorey wrote a libretto for Wolf — an opera seria for his hand-puppets. Addams was a friend; they lunched together sometimes, Addams envying Gorey his more highbrow reputation.

Edward Gorey knew…