5 Quotes from the Gormenghast Trilogy

Let's have some quotes from Mervyn Peake's beautifully disturbing Gormenghast trilogy. I love the books and, unlike many, I also really enjoyed the BBC adaptation, but there are rumors that Neil Gaiman is going to have a crack at his own TV version!     1. "He had no longer any need for home, for … Continue reading 5 Quotes from the Gormenghast Trilogy

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I Cannot Give the Reasons

One of my favourite and most re-read books is Mervyn Peake's A Book of Nonsense. The following poem comes from this book. I CANNOT GIVE THE REASONS I cannot give the reasons, I only sing the tunes: the sadness of the seasons the madness of the moons. I cannot be didactic or lucid, but I … Continue reading I Cannot Give the Reasons

24 of the Best Mervyn Peake Quotes

Almost 49 years after his death, Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) is still inspiring new art today. Dark Arteries is a ballet score premiering in London this year. The literary inspiration comes from a line in Mervyn Peake's coal mining poem 'Rhondda Valley' with its three individual movement titles taken from 'GB84' by David Peace. - 4barsrest