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Voice of the Heart the workings of Mervyn Peakes's Imagination

Author: G.PETER WINNING
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Pub Date: 01/09/2006
ISBN: 9781846310300
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Quick overview The works of Mervyn Peake have fascinated readers for several years. His Gormenghast sequence of novels are serialized to great acclaim by the BBC stands. This book traces the recurrent motifs through Peake's works (islands, animals, and loneliness) and explores Peake's play, "The Wit to Woo".
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The works of Mervyn Peake have fascinated readers for sixty years. His Gormenghast sequence of novels recently serialized to great acclaim by the BBC stands as one of the great imaginative accomplishments of twentieth-century literature. In "The Voice of the Heart", G. Peter Winnington, the world's foremost expert on Peake, sets his subject's fiction in context with the poetry, plays and book illustrations which are less well known. He traces recurrent motifs through Peake's works (islands, animals, and loneliness, for example) and explores in detail Peake's long-neglected play, "The Wit to Woo". Through close readings of all these elements of Peake's oeuvre, Winnington is ultimately able to offer unparalleled insight into one of British literature's most vibrant imaginations.

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