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Peake's Progress [Illustrated] [Hardcover]

Mervyn Peake , Maeve Gilmore
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1 Jun 2011
Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) the immensely talented writer, artist, poet and playwright,is best-known for his gothic masterpiece, the Gormenghast trilogy, and his stunning illustrations for Alice in Wonderland and Alice through the Looking Glass. He was a prolific and astonishingly original writer, who touched at one time or another on almost every literary form. Peake's Progress is a selection, compiled by his widow, Maeve Gilmore, from every period of his work as 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 'Noah's Ark', a broadcast version of 'Mr Pye', and a generous selection from Peake's short stories, poems and nonsense verses as well as from his drawings. Including a new introduction written by Mervyn Peake's son, Sebastian, this edition of Peake's Progress is published to coincide with the centenary of Peake's birth, and to mark the British Library's acquisition of Peake's archives.

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  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division (1 Jun 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 071235834X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0712358347
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 23.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 433,074 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Read by Sebastian and Fabian Peake, the author's sons, each piece is a little gem, showing not only the author's prodigious and unflagging imagination, but also an artist's approach to language. From the strange, Carrollian backwardness of 'The Weird Journey' where the narrator falls 'fast awake' and drifts into a peculiar travelogue, to the splendidly deprecating 'I Bought a Palm-Tree' we hear a writer at the peak of his powers. . . . This recording is a delightful and poignant homage to the writer and his work that will appeal to more listeners than just aficionados."

--Elizabeth Bentley "Good Reading " --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) the immensely talented writer, artist, poet and playwright,is best-known for his gothic masterpiece, the Gormenghast trilogy, and his stunning illustrations for Alice in Wonderland and Alice through the Looking Glass. He was a prolific and astonishingly original writer, who touched at one time or another on almost every literary form.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and thought provoking 28 Feb 2001
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This book should be read by everyone, not just those who are fans of Peake's work. It is a mixture of the fabulous and the farcical, and is a very entertaining read. His art is stunning and leads the reader to wonder why he did not receive more recognition. The artist, claims Peake, needs to find his own language, and Peake's language is the language of a visionary, brilliantly vivid.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Why not in print? 19 Oct 2009
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Just the greatest collection of Peake's other writings. (And the Gormenghast Trilogy is a long way from being all he ever did). Such a shame that only 2nd hand copies are currently available.
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A beautiful book, really well written and illustrated. For any fan of the late Mervyn Peake, a "must have" volume.
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