Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy

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Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy

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Occupying a similarly sinister and macabre world to the American artist Edward Gorey, Tim Burtons work is similarly difficult to place. This is a beautifully produced book filled with fine line drawings – many in colour – illustrating 23 small verse stories which all centre on a surreal deformity – the eponymous Oyster Boy, Stain Boy, The Boy with Nails in his Eyes, Junk Occupying a similarly sinister and macabre world to the American artist Edward Gorey, Tim Burtons work is similarly difficult to place. This is a beautifully produced book filled with fine line drawings – many in colour – illustrating 23 small verse stories which all centre on a surreal deformity – the eponymous Oyster Boy, Stain Boy, The Boy with Nails in his Eyes, Junk Girl, The Pin Cushion Queen... The tales are all quietly disturbing. As with Burtons cinematic work ( Edward Scissorhands , Nightmare Before Christmas and Mars Attacks ) the book seems aimed at children but the subtexts feel too disquieting. This however is where Burtons genius lies. Children are outcasts in the adult world and their own notion of what is important, grave, frightening and odd is different to ours. We each remember the child inside of us and so are each compelled to recognise the otherness within ourselves: the outcasts that Burton paints are somehow strangely well known to us. As dark and disturbing as the best fairy tales Burton shares a space with the Brothers Grimm – a place that all children know exists when the lights go out and the adults leave the room. – Mark Thwaite

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Occupying a similarly sinister and macabre world to the American artist Edward Gorey, Tim Burtons work is similarly difficult to place. This is a beautifully produced book filled with fine line drawings – many in colour – illustrating 23 small verse stories which all centre on a surreal deformity – the eponymous Oyster Boy, Stain Boy, The Boy with Nails in his Eyes, Junk Occupying a similarly sinister and macabre world to the American artist Edward Gorey, Tim Burtons work is similarly difficult to place. This is a beautifully produced book filled with fine line drawings – many in colour – illustrating 23 small verse stories which all centre on a surreal deformity – the eponymous Oyster Boy, Stain Boy, The Boy with Nails in his Eyes, Junk Girl, The Pin Cushion Queen... The tales are all quietly disturbing. As with Burtons cinematic work ( Edward Scissorhands , Nightmare Before Christmas and Mars Attacks ) the book seems aimed at children but the subtexts feel too disquieting. This however is where Burtons genius lies. Children are outcasts in the adult world and their own notion of what is important, grave, frightening and odd is different to ours. We each remember the child inside of us and so are each compelled to recognise the otherness within ourselves: the outcasts that Burton paints are somehow strangely well known to us. As dark and disturbing as the best fairy tales Burton shares a space with the Brothers Grimm – a place that all children know exists when the lights go out and the adults leave the room. – Mark Thwaite
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Title Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy Height 13
Tim Burton Width 1.1
ISBN-13 9780571224449 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 Spine Width
Publisher Faber And Faber (penguin India) Pages 128
Edition 2010 Availability Out Of Stock

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