Published in 2006 by Liverpool University Press. Includes an index.
The works of Mervyn Peake have fascinated readers for sixty years. In the Voice of the Heart, G Peter Winnington sets his subjects fiction in context with the poetry, plays and book illustrations which are less well known.
The profoundly creative works of Mervyn Peake have fascinated readers for decades. His Gormenghast sequence of novels, serialised 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, explores his subject's well-known fiction alongside the poetry, plays, and illustrations for which Peake is equally lauded. He traces recurrent motifs through Peake's works and examines in detail his long-neglected play, The Wit to Woo. Through close readings of all these elements of Peake's oeuvre, Winnington ultimately offers unparalleled insight into one of British literature's most vibrant imaginations.
Mervyn Laurence Peake (1911 – 1968) was an English writer, artist, poet and illustrator. He is best known for what are usually referred to as the Gormenghast books. The three works were part of what Peake conceived as a lengthy cycle, the completion of which was prevented by his death.
In excellent condition throughout. Complete with dust jacket, the surface of which has a few minor rub marks and light scratches.