Book Excerpt: The Cinephiliac Tendencies of Author/Illustrator Edward Gorey

Edward Gorey was one of the most influential artists of a very specific contemporary pop culture aesthetic; he’s sometimes called the Godfather of Goth. But who was this eccentric illustrator and author, beyond the tall tales of his peculiar dress and cat-and-book-filled home? Author Mark Dery attempts to answer that question in Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey (out now from Little, Brown), a wickedly entertaining biography that captures much...

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