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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Tales from the Inner City
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'Where can we live if not in each other's shadow? World-renowned artist Shaun Tan applies his unique imagination to a reflection on the nature of humans and animals, and our urban coexistence. From crocodile to frog, tiger to bee, this is a dark and surreal exploration of the perennial love and destruction we feel and inflict—of how animals can save us, and how our lives are forever entwined, for better or for worse. Tales from the Inner City is a masterful work, bearing all of Shaun Tan's trademark wit and poignancy in both its prose and exquisite illustrations.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Exhibitions

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18007782
18005697

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Notes

  • Epigraph: The animals of the world exists for their own reasons. (Alice Walker)

  • Dedication: for Helen Chamberlin.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,:Allen and Unwin , 2018 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
[Crocodile] Crocodiles Live on the 87th Floor, Shaun Tan , single work short story (p. 1-5)
[Butterfly] The Butterflies, Shaun Tan , single work short story (p. 7-11)
[Once We Were Strangers]i"Once we were strangers,", Shaun Tan , single work poetry (p. 13-49)
[Snail], Shaun Tan , single work prose (p. 51-53)
[Shark], Shaun Tan , single work short story (p. 55-59)
[Cat] The Greatest Cat in the World, Shaun Tan , single work short story (p. 61-67)
[Horse], Shaun Tan , single work short story (p. 69-73)
[Pig], Shaun Tan , single work short story (p. 75-79)
[Moonfish], Shaun Tan , single work short story (p. 81-93)
[Rhinoceros]i"The rhino was on the freeway again.", Shaun Tan , single work poetry (p. 95-97)
[Owl] Ward, Shaun Tan , single work prose (p. 99-117)
[Frog], Shaun Tan , single work short story (p. 119-123)
[Sheep], Shaun Tan , single work prose (p. 125-127)
[Hippopotamus], single work short story (p. 129-135)
[Lungfish], Shaun Tan , single work short story (p. 137-145)
[Orca], Shaun Tan , single work prose (p. 147-149)
[Tiger] Tigerpass, Shaun Tan , single work short story (p. 151-157)
[Parrot], Shaun Tan , single work short story (p. 159-163)
[Bear], Shaun Tan , single work short story (p. 165-171)
[Eagle], Shaun Tan , single work short story (p. 173-177)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2018 .
      image of person or book cover 8188087781873955530.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 209 p.p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • Published October 2018.

      ISBN: 9781760523534 (hbk), 9781760637569 (ebook), 1760637564 (ebook)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Arthur A. Levine Books ,
      2018 .
      image of person or book cover 6810656668333230064.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 219 p.p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 9781338298406, 1338298402

Works about this Work

Hovering between Worlds Danielle Clode , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January / February no. 408 2019; (p. 35)

'It is hard to think of a more distinctive and idiosyncratic author than Western Australian Shaun Tan. Winner of the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children’s literature, Tan’s work has also been recognised by numerous awards in speculative fiction, illustration, and children’s books, including an Academy Award in 2011 (for the animated short adaptation of The Lost Thing). By sheer force of imagination and talent, Tan seems to have carved out a unique niche for himself, one that hovers between the worlds of images and words, children and adults, extravagant fantasy and the most visceral realism. In his latest book, Tales from the Inner City, Tan brings his focus to the fissure between the natural and human worlds.' (Introduction)

[Review] Tales from the Inner City Patrick Gall , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Horn Book Magazine , November / December vol. 94 no. 6 2018; (p. 91)

— Review of Tales from the Inner City Shaun Tan , 2018 selected work single work short story poetry prose art work
[Review] Tales from the Inner City Patrick Gall , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Horn Book Magazine , November / December vol. 94 no. 6 2018; (p. 91)

— Review of Tales from the Inner City Shaun Tan , 2018 selected work single work short story poetry prose art work
Hovering between Worlds Danielle Clode , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January / February no. 408 2019; (p. 35)

'It is hard to think of a more distinctive and idiosyncratic author than Western Australian Shaun Tan. Winner of the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children’s literature, Tan’s work has also been recognised by numerous awards in speculative fiction, illustration, and children’s books, including an Academy Award in 2011 (for the animated short adaptation of The Lost Thing). By sheer force of imagination and talent, Tan seems to have carved out a unique niche for himself, one that hovers between the worlds of images and words, children and adults, extravagant fantasy and the most visceral realism. In his latest book, Tales from the Inner City, Tan brings his focus to the fissure between the natural and human worlds.' (Introduction)

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