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Superb Oddities: Robert Gottlieb Reviews a Biography of Edward Gorey

Dec 31, 2018 - The New York Times

BORN TO BE POSTHUMOUS The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey By Mark Dery Illustrated. 503 pp. Little, Brown & Company. $35.

Edward Gorey — who concocted the famous opening credits for the PBS “Mystery!” series — was himself a tantalizing mystery, one that Mark Dery, in an over-ample new biography, sets out to solve, only to acknowledge at the end that it can’t be done. Well, every human being is a mystery, and none of us can be “solved,” but Gorey certainly...