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The Voice of the Heart: The Working of Mervyn Peake's Imagination

G. Peter Winnington

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310225
eISBN:
9781846314391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314391
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The works of Mervyn Peake have fascinated readers for sixty years. His Gormenghast sequence of novels stands as one of the great imaginative accomplishments of twentieth-century literature. This book ... More


Heart

in The Voice of the Heart: The Working of Mervyn Peake's Imagination

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310225
eISBN:
9781846314391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310225.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Mervyn Peake is best known for his novels Titus Groan, Gormenghast, and Titus Alone, also known as the ‘Gormenghast trilogy’. In less than twenty-five years, he produced thousands of drawings and ... More


Evil

in The Voice of the Heart: The Working of Mervyn Peake's Imagination

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310225
eISBN:
9781846314391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310225.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the treatment of evil in Mervyn Peake's work. In early works such as ‘The Touch of the Ash’ and his Slaughterboard tales, Peake amused himself with the cardboard characters of ... More


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