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Peake's Progress
     

Peake's Progress

by Mervyn Peake, Maeve Gilmore
 

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. 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. Peake's Progress is a selection, compiled by his widow, Maeve

Overview

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. 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. Peake's 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 'Noah's Ark,' a broadcast version of 'Mr. Pye,' and a generous selection of Peake's short stories, poems and nonsense verses as well as his drawings. Including a new preface written by Mervyn Peake's son, Sebastian, this edition of Peake's Progress is published to coincide with the centenary of Peake's birth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590206935
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
07/09/2011
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.50(d)
Age Range:
17 Years

Meet the Author

Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) wrote plays, painted, as well as being poet, illustrator, short-story writer, and designer of theatrical costumes, as well as a novelist. Among his many books are the Gormenghast novels, Titus Groan, Gormenghast, and Titus Alone.

Maeve Gilmore (1918-1983) was a painter, sculptor, and writer. She married Mervyn Peake, author of the Gormenghast novels, in 1937. She is the author of A World Away, and the editor of Peake's Progress.

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