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Humor

Stanley Donwood

In Humor, the stories of Stanley Donwood are gathered for the first time in one beautiful and collectible volume.

3 in stock

£17.99
Format
Hardback
ISBN
9780571312436
Date Published
06.11.2014
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Summary

A beautifully produced collection of stories written and illustrated by Radiohead’s celebrated cover artist.

Welcome to Stanley Donwood’s fictional universe: a landscape of dark streets and high-rise concrete, creeping shadows and shifting perspectives; its citizens forever caught between boredom and paranoia, alive to the threat of menacing machines and Aliens from Outer Space. Here disappearances (people, things) are everyday. Relationships are unstable. Nature has turned unnatural. Unsettling dreams segue into waking nightmares.

In Humor, Stanley Donwood reveals himself as a contemporary master of the micro-narrative, riffing on the four humors of the human body – sanguine, phlegm, choler and melancholy – to rummage beneath the veneer of sanity that passes for civilised society. Apocalyptic, funny and hallucinogenic in their intensity, these stories present a series of brief, haunting episodes in a world drained of meaning, sense and consequence.

StanleyDonwood

Stanley Donwood is an artist. He has produced record covers for Radiohead and exhibited worldwide.

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