Mervyn Peake by Tanya J. Gardiner-Scott
(American University Studies)

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This study traces Mervyn Peake's evolution from aesthetically Gothic writer to socially aware Dark Romantic through an investigation of his theme of the relativity of perception. Its contents include an in-depth analysis of the metamorphic fluidity of identity revealed in Titus Groan (1946), Gormenghast (1950) and Titus Alone (1959;1970), with a detailed examination of the latter's prepublication sources and its links with Holocaust literature and dystopian science fiction. This close reading of the Titus novels, places Peake firmly in the postmodernist tradition.
 

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Published June 1, 1989 by Peter Lang Publishing. 336 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction