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Serial killers

Face facts, life has bad patches. I’m in one right now: post Italy holiday blues; Skype meltdowns in the middle of calls to the grandies; and Pneumonia. 430 more words

Books

Gormenghast

The potency of Peake’s composition reaches an ever rising crescendo with second book of Gormenghast. Right from the first words, prose strikes an elegant flow of imagination, scene after scene. 187 more words

Art

Reflections on the Rich Language of Fantasy

ON THE 13 WORDS THAT MADE ME A WRITER
SOFIA SAMATAR REFLECTS ON THE RICH LANGUAGE OF FANTASY

There was a library and it is ashes. 223 more words

Books

Review: Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake

Dear Everyone Who Has Given This Book A Five Star Review (a quick glance at Goodreads suggests that there are many of you),

What on earth were you thinking? 421 more words

Book Reviews

Mervyn Peake

9/7/1911 – 17/11/1968

“We do not see with our eyes, we see with our trades.”

Both author and artist, Peake was soley fixed to the commisioned text or his own before commiting his drawings to paper, the apt desctiptors of characters and locations in the books being his guide to bringing life and depth to his illustrations. 78 more words

Subject

Foregrounding in 'Gormenghast' and 'Wuthering Heights'

i) The Background to Foregrounding

Jan Mukařovský, one of the founding members of the Prague Linguistic Circle, explores the concept of foregrounding (aktualisace) in a paper entitled ‘Standard Language and Poetic Language’. 10,051 more words

Writing About Literature

Mr Peake & Mr Pye

So begins one of the quaintest and unusual short novels of the 20th century, Mervyn Peake’s Mr Pye. Harold Pye boards the Guernsey to Sark ferry in St Peter Port and in mid August I found myself following in his footsteps. 1,199 more words

Holiday