Mark Dery's Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious PDF

By Mark Dery

ISBN-10: 0316188549

ISBN-13: 9780316188548

From The Gashlycrumb Tinies to The uncertain Guest, Edward Gorey's wickedly humorous and deliciously sinister little books have inspired our tradition in innumerable methods, from the works of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman to Lemony Snicket. a few even name him the Grandfather of Goth.
But who used to be this guy, who lived with over 20,000 books and 6 cats, who roomed with Frank O'Hara at Harvard, and used to be known--in the past due Nineteen Forties, no less--to traipse round in full-length fur coats, clanking bracelets, and an Edwardian beard? An eccentric, a gregarious recluse, an enigmatic auteur of whimsically morbid masterpieces, yes--but who was the genuine Edward Gorey at the back of the Oscar Wildean drag?
He released over 100 books and illustrated works by way of Samuel Beckett, T.S. Eliot, Edward Lear, John Updike, Charles Dickens, Hilaire Belloc, Muriel Spark, Bram Stoker, Gilbert & Sullivan, and others. even as, he used to be a deeply advanced and conflicted person, a guy whose artwork mirrored his obsessions with the disquieting and the darkly hilarious.
Based on newly exposed correspondence and interviews with personalities as various as John Ashbery, Donald corridor, Lemony Snicket, Neil Gaiman, and Anna Sui, BORN TO BE POSTHUMOUS attracts again the curtain at the eccentric genius and mysterious lifetime of Edward Gorey.

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