Peake's Progress: Selected Writings And Drawings of Mervyn Peake by Mervyn Peake
Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) was a prolific and astonishingly original writer and artist, who touched at one time or another on almost every literary form. "Peakes Progress" is a selection, compiled by his widow, Maeve Gilmore, from every period of his work as a writer and draughtsman. It contains a remarkable work from childhood. ?The White Chief of the ?Umzimbooboo Kaffirs, the early ?Mr. Slaughterboard, which foreshadows the Titus books, two plays, ?the Wit to Woo and ?Noahs Ark, a broadcast version of ?Mr. Pye, and a generous selection of Peakes short stories, poems and nonsense verses as well as his drawings. Including a new preface written by Mervyn Peakes son, Sebastian, this edition of Peakes Progress is published to coincide with the centenary of Peakes birth.