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Miracle Enough: Papers on the Works of Mervyn Peake William Gray

Miracle Enough: Papers on the Works of Mervyn Peake

William Gray

Published March 1st 2013
ISBN : 9781443844116
Hardcover
242 pages
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 About the Book 

To mark the centenary of Mervyn Peakes birth, the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy (University of Chichester) organized an international conference in July 2011 entitled Mervyn Peake and the Fantasy Tradition. Papers wereMoreTo mark the centenary of Mervyn Peakes birth, the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy (University of Chichester) organized an international conference in July 2011 entitled Mervyn Peake and the Fantasy Tradition. Papers were presented by scholars, artists, and writers from all over the world, and here we have a selection of them. No other comparable collection of essays on Peake has ever been published. The contributors take a wide variety of approaches to Peakes work - not just the Gormenghast trilogy but also his books for children, his poetry, and his art. They compare Peake with other writers, explore the world of Gormenghast, and examine his characters and his poetical prose style. Two essays approach the graphic side of Peakes oeuvre: the drawings he made in the manuscripts of the Titus books, and his illustrations for Household Tales by the Brothers Grimm. The book contains 60 illustrations and two tables.