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Miracle enough : papers on the works of Mervyn Peake /
edited by G. Peter Winnington ; introduced by William Gray.
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Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2013.
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xxiv, 242 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
144384411X, 9781443844116
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Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2013.
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144384411X
9781443844116
general note
Selected papers presented at an international conference organized by the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy, University of Chichester, in July 2011 entitled "Mervyn Peake and the Fantasy Tradition."
catalogue key
8912282
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Author Affiliation
Introduction by Professor William Gray, Director of the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy, University of Chichester; author of Death and Fantasy (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008), Fantasy, Myth and the Measure of Truth (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), and Fantasy, Art and Life (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011). The papers are edited by G. Peter Winnington, the leading Peake scholar who has penned both a biography - Mervyn Peake's Vast Alchemies (Peter Owen, 2009) - and a critical study - The Voice of the Heart: The Working of Mervyn Peak's Imagination (Liverpool University Press, 2006). He is the editor of Peak Smites and further books on Peake.
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Introduction by Professor William Gray, Director of the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy, University of Chichester; author of Death and Fantasy (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008), Fantasy, Myth and the Measure of Truth (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), and Fantasy, Art and Life (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011).The papers are edited by G. Peter Winnington, the leading Peake scholar who has penned both a biography - Mervyn Peake's Vast Alchemies (Peter Owen, 2009) - and a critical study - The Voice of the Heart: The Working of Mervyn Peake's Imagination (Liverpool University Press, 2006). He is the editor of Peake Studies and further books on Peake."The varied approaches taken by these papers contribute to our understanding and appreciation of Mervyn Peake's work, both as a writer and an illustrator."- Joanne Harris
Introduction by Professor William Gray, Director of the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy, University of Chichester; author of Death and Fantasy (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008), Fantasy, Myth and the Measure of Truth (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), and Fantasy, Art and Life (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011).The papers are edited by G. Peter Winnington, the leading Peake scholar who has penned both a biography Mervyn Peake's Vast Alchemies (Peter Owen, 2009) and a critical study The Voice of the Heart: The Working of Mervyn Peake's Imagination (Liverpool University Press, 2006). He is the editor of Peake Studies and further books on Peake."The varied approaches taken by these papers contribute to our understanding and appreciation of Mervyn Peake's work, both as a writer and an illustrator." Joanne Harris
The papers are edited by G. Peter Winnington, the leading Peake scholar who has penned both a biography Mervyn Peake's Vast Alchemies (Peter Owen 2009) and a critical study The Voice of the Heart: the working of Mervy Peake's imagination (Liverpool U P, 2006). He is the editor of Peake Studies, and further books on Peake.
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To mark the centenary of Mervyn Peake's birth, the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy organized an international conference in July 2011 entitled 'Mervyn Peake and the Fantasy Tra-di-tion'. Papers were presented by scholars, artists, and writers from all over the world, and here we have a selection of them.
Main Description
To mark the centenary of Mervyn Peake's 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 Peake's 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 Peake's 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.
Main Description
To mark the centenary of Mervyn Peake's 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 Peake's 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 Peake's 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.
Main Description
To mark the centenary of Mervyn Peake's 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 Peake's 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 Peake's ouevre: the drawings he made in the manuscripts of the Titus books, and his illustrations for Household Tales by the brothers Grimm.Introduction by William Gray, of the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy.The book is edited by G.'€‰Peter Winnington, the editor of Peake Studies and other books on Peake. The leading Peake scholar he has penned both a biography Mervyn Peake's Vast Alchemies (Peter Owen 2009) and a critical study The Voice of the Heart: the working of Mervy Peake's imagination (Liverpool U P, 2006).The varied approaches taken by these papers contribute to our understanding and appreciation of Mervyn Peake's work, both as a writer and an illustrator Joanne Harris
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. ix
List of Tablesp. x
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Peake and Alice (and Arrietty)p. 1
Shaping in Titus Groanp. 21
The Keda Mysteryp. 33
But Are they Fantasy? Categorizing the Titus Novelsp. 49
Peake and the Fuzzy Set of Fantasy: Some Informal Thoughtsp. 61
Algorithm of Disenchantment: Anti-Genre Effect in the Titus Booksp. 75
(In)visible Black Holes: Aporias in the Titus Booksp. 85
"There's No Place Like Home": Reflective Nostalgia in Titus Groan and Gormenghastp. 93
Peake and Vulnerabilityp. 105
There is Nowhere Else: Architecture and Space in the Titus Booksp. 117
Mervyn Peake, the Poet of Gormenghastp. 127
Eccentricity in Mervyn Peake's Workp. 139
Exchanging Certainty for Uncertainty: Mervyn Peake Explores the Realms of Children's Fictionp. 153
The Imagination at Work: a Study of the Drawings in the Titus Manuscriptsp. 175
The Fleeting Line: Mervyn Peake and Fairy Talep. 197
A Tutorial with Mervyn Peakep. 217
Adapting Titus Groan: creating the "sublime character" through collaborative writingp. 225
Notes on Contributorsp. 235
Indexp. 241
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