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The Voice of the HeartThe Working of Mervyn Peake's Imagination$
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G. Peter Winnington

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781846310225

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846314391

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(p.1) Introduction
The Voice of the Heart
Liverpool University Press

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose: to identify the main themes, motifs, and structural patterns of Mervyn Peake's prose and verse, relating them where relevant to his drawings and illustrations. All Peake's works are treated as products of the same mind and therefore mutually illuminating. The book also respects the unique form of Peake's works by dealing with them in and on their own terms, grouping findings in chapters with titles that reflect his preoccupations rather than pre-established concepts.

Keywords:   prose, verse, metaphors, drawings, illustrations

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