This is a glorious collection of Gorey-ana, complemented by an interview by painter and photographer Ross with the artist himself and commentary on his work by art critic Wilkin. ""I don't think I've done anything terribly scary,"" Gorey says to Ross. ""People think of me as much more macabre and Gothic than I really am."" A dubious denial to those who adore Gurey's creepy ""crypto-Edwardians,"" as Wilkin calls them. And, conversely, for others, fanatics of Gorey's pseudo-classical ballet, The Gilded Bat, it will come as no surprise to find the artist admit that George Balanchine ""was the great, important figure in my life . . . sort of like God.