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The Resource Born to be posthumous : the eccentric life and mysterious genius of Edward Gorey, Mark Dery

Born to be posthumous : the eccentric life and mysterious genius of Edward Gorey, Mark Dery

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Born to be posthumous : the eccentric life and mysterious genius of Edward Gorey
Title
Born to be posthumous
Title remainder
the eccentric life and mysterious genius of Edward Gorey
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Mark Dery
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Eccentric life and mysterious genius of Edward Gorey
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Artist
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Language
eng
Summary
From The Gashlycrumb Tinies to The Doubtful Guest, Edward Gorey's wickedly funny and deliciously sinister little books have influenced our culture in innumerable ways, from the works of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman to Lemony Snicket. Some even call him the Grandfather of Goth. But who was this man, who lived with over twenty thousand books and six cats, who roomed with Frank O'Hara at Harvard, and was known--in the late 1940s, no less--to traipse around 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 real Edward Gorey behind the Oscar Wildean pose? He published over a hundred books and illustrated works by Samuel Beckett, T.S. Eliot, Edward Lear, John Updike, Charles Dickens, Hilaire Belloc, Muriel Spark, Bram Stoker, Gilbert & Sullivan, and others. At the same time, he was a deeply complicated and conflicted individual, a man whose art reflected his obsessions with the disquieting and the darkly hilarious. Based on newly uncovered correspondence and interviews with personalities as diverse as John Ashbery, Donald Hall, Lemony Snicket, Neil Gaiman, and Anna Sui, BORN TO BE POSTHUMOUS draws back the curtain on the eccentric genius and mysterious life of Edward Gorey
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
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1959-
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Dery, Mark
Dewey number
  • 700.92;
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1925-2000
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Gorey, Edward
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  • Gorey, Edward
  • Authors, American
  • Artists
Target audience
adult
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Born to be posthumous : the eccentric life and mysterious genius of Edward Gorey, Mark Dery
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-484) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 503 pages
Isbn
9780316188548
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2018941034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Born to be posthumous : the eccentric life and mysterious genius of Edward Gorey, Mark Dery
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-484) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 503 pages
Isbn
9780316188548
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2018941034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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