Born to be Posthumous: The eccentric life and mysterious genius of Edward Gorey – Mark Dery
“From The Gashlycrumb Tinies to The Doubtful Guest, Edward Gorey’s wickedly funny, deliciously sinister little books have influenced our culture in countless ways, from Tim Burton’s movies to Anna Sui’s fashion to Neil Gaiman’s Coraline to Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Some call him the grandfather of goths.
Dery’s book draws back the curtain on the writer and illustrator Edward Gorey. A deeply secretive and complicated man whose art reflected his obsessions with the disquieting and darkly amusing.
Hardback. 504 pages.
16cm x 24.2cm x 4.4cm