The Voice of the Heart
The Working of Mervyn Peake's Imagination
G. Peter Winnington
G. Peter Winnington teaches English at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He is the editor of the journal Peake Studies and the author of 'Vast Alchemies: The Life and Work of Mervyn Peake'.
Acknowledgements Illustrations Abbreviated references and editions quoted Works Cited Introduction 1. Heart 2. Solitude 3. Islands 4. Animals 5. Love 6. Birds 7. Identity 8. Evil 9. Perspective 10. Voice 11. Mr Pye 12. Theatre Index
In this thorough study of Peake's work Winnington’s argument is clear and persuasive, and his discussions of Peake’s interest in eyes, voices and quasi-animals (slippery in terms of species and gender) are suggestive.
Times Literary Supplement
A remarkable portrayal of a creative mind at work, which should be recognized as making a significant contribution to our understanding of the creative process itself and of the relationship between one art form and another.… Everyone who admires Peake’s work will be delighted by this book; and from now on, nobody who writes about Peake will be able to do so without paying it homage.
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: September 1, 2006
Series: Liverpool English Texts and Studies 48