THE WORLD OF EDWARD GOREY by Clifford Ross

THE WORLD OF EDWARD GOREY

KIRKUS REVIEW

 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 Gorey'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.'' ($29.95; Oct. 1996; 192 pages; ISBN 0-8109-3988-6)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1996
ISBN: 0-8109-3988-6
Page count: 192pp
Publisher: Abrams
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 1996




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