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Peake's Progress: Selected Writings And Drawings of Mervyn Peake by Mervyn Peake

Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) was a prolific and astonishingly original writer and artist, who touched at one time or another on almost every literary form. "Peakes Progress" is a selection, compiled by his widow, Maeve Gilmore, from every period of his work as a writer and draughtsman. It contains a remarkable work from childhood. ?The White Chief of the ?Umzimbooboo Kaffirs, the early ?Mr. Slaughterboard, which foreshadows the Titus books, two plays, ?the Wit to Woo and ?Noahs Ark, a broadcast version of ?Mr. Pye, and a generous selection of Peakes short stories, poems and nonsense verses as well as his drawings. Including a new preface written by Mervyn Peakes son, Sebastian, this edition of Peakes Progress is published to coincide with the centenary of Peakes birth.

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Praise for Mervyn Peake: ?A gorgeous, volcanic eruption . . . a work of extraordinary imagination.? --"The New Yorker" ?Mervyn Peake is a finer poet than Edgar Allan Poe, and he is therefore able to maintain his world of fantasy brilliantly through three novels. It is a very, very great work . . . a classic of our age.? --Robertson Davies, author of The Deptford Trilogy ?[Peake's books] are actual additions to life; they give, like certain rare dreams, sensations we never had before, and enlarge our conception of the range of possible experience.? --C.S. Lewis ?The true fantasy classic of our time.? --"The Washington Post" ?Peake's style is marvelous... His inventiveness, his ingenuity, and his humor are astonishing.? --"San Francisco Chronicle" ?Many readers admire Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, but fans of Mervyn Peake's Titus trilogy maintain that this extravagant epic about a labyrinthine castle populated with conniving Dickensian grotesques

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Peake's Progress: Selected Writings And Drawings of Mervyn Peake by Mervyn Peake
Mervyn Peake
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