Edward Gorey’s off-kilter depictions of Yuletide mayhem and John Updike’s|
wryly jaundiced text examine a dozen Christmas traditions with a decidedly
1. Santa: The Man
Loose-fitting nylon beard, fake optical twinkle, cheap red suit, funny rummy
smell when you sit on his lap. If he’s such a big shot, why is he drawing unemployment
for eleven months of the year? Something scary and off-key about him, like one of
those Stephen King clowns . . .
This long out-of-print classic is the perfect stocking-stuffer for any bah humbug.
32 pages, smyth-sewn casebound book, with jacket. Size: 4 1/4 x 5 3/4 in.