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Mark Dery

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Mark Dery is a cultural critic, essayist, and book author who has taught at NYU and Yale. He coined the term “Afrofuturism,” popularized the concept of “culture jamming,” and has published widely, in the academic as well as the popular press, on American mythologies and pathologies. His books include Flame Wars (1994), a seminal anthology of writings on digital culture; Escape Velocity: Cyberculture at the End of the Century (1996), which has been translated into eight languages; The Pyrotechnic Insanitarium: American Culture on the Brink (1999), a study of cultural chaos in millennial America; and the essay collection, I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams (20
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EDWARD GOREY: "OBSESSED WITH LANDSCAPE"

Gorey told the interviewer Simon Henwood that he was “really quite obsessed with landscape” but didn’t “know how to deal with it.” That's bosh. In _Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey_ (pre-order now at https://books.google.com/books?id=hx6...), I take a close look at the landscapes in his work, pointing out just how beautifully handled they are.

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“Every Anglophile has his own private England which is, of course, unrecognizable to the English.”
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“His day-to-day life was fairly frivolous and lazy and laid-back. It was watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a bunch of cats hanging on his shoulders and maybe reading a book at the same time or doing a crossword puzzle.”33”
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“life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that’s what makes it so boring.”
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