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Collected poems

Author: Mervyn Peake; R W Maslen
Publisher: Manchester : FyfieldBooks, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"It is forty years since the death of Mervyn Peake (1911-68), the author of the much-loved Gormenghast novels. To mark the anniversary this first comprehensive edition of Peake's poetry is published. It includes every black-and-white illustration he made for his verse, together with unpublished drawings. Of the more than 230 poems in the collection, over 80 are printed for the first time. Robert Maslen's detailed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Named Person: Mervyn Peake; Mervyn Peake
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mervyn Peake; R W Maslen
ISBN: 9781857549713 1857549716
OCLC Number: 227278994
Description: xvi, 259 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Poems
Responsibility: Mervyn Peake ; edited with an introduction by R.E. Maslen.

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Mervyn Peake (1911-68) was the author of the much-loved "Gormenghast" novels. This edition of Peake's poetry is published to mark his anniversary. It features more than 230 poems, where Peake emerges  Read more...

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Strangeness is where we live, and Mervyn Peake threads its mazes under slant moons and dark stars, unwinding a clew for us to follow.Russell Hoban

 
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