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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
Statement of responsibility
Mark Dery
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The definitive biography of Edward Gorey, the eccentric master of macabre nonsense. 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 Goth (which would've given him the fantods). Just who was this man, who lived with six cats, owned more than 20,000 books, roomed with the poet Frank O'Hara at Harvard, and liked to traipse around in floor-length fur coats, clanking bracelets, and an Edwardian beard? An eccentric, a solitary, 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, Muriel Spark, Bram Stoker, and John Bellairs (most notably The House with a Clock in Its Walls), among others. At the same time, he was a deeply complicated and secretive man, a reclusive master whose art reflected his obsessions with the disquieting, the darkly amusing, and... other things. Based on newly uncovered correspondence and interviews with Goreyphiles as diverse as John Ashbery, Donald Hall, Lemony Snicket, Neil Gaiman, Edmund White, and Anna Sui, Born to Be Posthumous draws back the curtain on this mysterious genius and his eccentric life
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dery, Mark
Dewey number
709.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gorey, Edward
  • Authors, American
Target audience
adult
Label
Born to be posthumous : the eccentric life and mysterious genius of Edward Gorey, Mark Dery
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
503 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780316188548
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
System control number
  • 447747
  • (HPL)311642
  • 447747
Label
Born to be posthumous : the eccentric life and mysterious genius of Edward Gorey, Mark Dery
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
503 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780316188548
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
System control number
  • 447747
  • (HPL)311642
  • 447747

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