Rosemary Hill: Gorey’s Glories, 3 June 2021
Show More Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey by Mark Dery.
William Collins, 512 pp., £9.99, October 2020, 978 0 00 832984 6Show More
“... the bland landscape of 1950s children’s books, licensing naughtiness and doing away with what Mark Dery describes as ‘those insipid, boring goody-goodys Dick and Jane’. The Cat in the Hat was an instant hit and transformed children’s publishing in the US. The Doubtful Guest sank almost without trace; its few reviews, Gorey noted gloomily, all ...”