Born to Be Posthumous
Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious
Gorey is such a talented, colorful personality with nearly five decades of work that he deserved a far better author and presentation than this.All the tension went out of the art department. Usually, I ended up laughing at the scattershot directions that my mind went, trying to pluck the right thread that would lead me to where Gorey intended me to go.Dery spent a great deal of time researching his subject but in the end has produced a product that just belittles the existence of many of those eager to enjoy it. In the Afterlight 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.It never occured to me to find out who the creator was of this wonderful opening or pursue other work by him.
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Gorey is such a talented, colorful personality with nearly five decades of work that he deserved a far better author and presentation than this. Ascalon - Das magische Pferd 2: Das Geheimnis der Maya A man of biting wit, melodramatic about the smallest events and yet seemingly indifferent about the big stuff, lover of cats who he allowed free reign, even if it meant messing up work he spent hours on, contrary to his core, highly intelligent, a lover of the ballet, avid collector, a lover of things old, faded and lonely.Part of this may be limited to English, which combines all of these into the same word, indistinguishably. Love, Hate and Other Filters He published over a hundred books and illustrated works by Samuel Beckett, T.He watched over 1,000 movies a year. Force Out He was fussy about just being considered an artist when he really saw himself as a writer first.Kids, in general, I have found, love his books.
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I loved the dark sense of humor and his tiny, detailed drawings. However, if you as a reader are not familiar with the work of the name dropped people, it just serves to make the text longer, almost unbearably so.For the first two-thirds of the book, there were several times when I wanted to throw the book through the window. His is the author, most recently, of a biography, Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey, published by Little, Brown in 2018.Brilliantly written about quite an interesting person.