Books Born to Be Posthumous The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey by Mark Dery Hardcover, 496 pages, Little Brown & Co, List Price: $35 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleBorn to Be PosthumousSubtitleThe Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward GoreyAuthorMark Dery Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Reveals the deeply complicated, gregarious and eccentric man whose darkly hilarious and whimsically morbid art filled over a hundred books and illustrated the works of Samuel Beckett, T.S. Eliot, Edward Lear, John Updike and Bram Stoker. Genres: Nonfiction Art & Design Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Born to Be Posthumous NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2018's Great Reads November 27, 2018 The Book Concierge is back! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews 'Born To Be Posthumous' Brings Edward Gorey's Name To His Work November 14, 2018 Gorey, whose art formed the basis of Mystery! and who was the mind behind The Gashlycrumb Tinies, is undeniably one of the most influential American writers and illustrators of the last century.