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Peake's Progress: Selected Short Stories and Poems

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Published to coincide with the centennial of Mervyn Peake’s birth, this two-disc set presents a combination of short stories and poetry from Peake’s Progress, read by Peake’s sons, Sebastian Peake and Fabian Peake. Among the numerous works included on the CDs are the epic Rhyme of the Flying Bomb, “The Weird Journey,” “Same Time Same Place,” and “Danse Macabre,” as well as a generous selection of Peake’s poems and nonsense verses.

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An elegantly produced collection of classic nursery rhymes, illustrated by the inimitable Mervyn Peake.

Synopsis:

First published in 1940 and reissued now for the first time by the British Library, Ride a Cock Horse and Other Nursery Rhymes features classic childrenand#8217;s rhymes accompanied by richly imaginative drawings by the inimitable Mervyn Peake.

About the Author

Mervyn Peake (1911-68) was a writer, artist, poet, and playwright, best known for his gothic masterpiece, the Gormenghast trilogy, and his stunning illustrations for Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.

Table of Contents

Disc One

  1. The Weird Journey

  2. Sing I the Fickle, Fit-for-Nothing Fellows

  3. The Cocky Walkers

  4. Rhondda Valley

  5. Palais de Danse

  6. I Bought a Palm-Tree

  7. The Shapes

  8. London, 1941

  9. The Consumptive, Belsen 1945

  10. Victims

  11. Danse Macabre

Disc Two

  1. The Rhyme of the Flying Bomb

  2. The Connoisseurs

  3. Five Rhymes without Reason: The Giraffe

  4. Five Rhymes without Reason: The Jailor and the Jaguar

  5. Five Rhymes without Reason: How Mournful to Imagine

  6. Five Rhymes without Reason: The Hippopotamus

  7. Five Rhymes without Reason: I Waxes and I Wanes, Sir

  8. Nonsense Poems: How Good it is to be Alone

  9. Nonsense Poems: Aunts and Uncles

  10. Nonsense Poems: The Bull-frog and the Flies

  11. Nonsense Poems: O Here it is and There it is...

  12. Nonsense Poems: The Trouble with Geraniums

  13. Same Time, Same Place

  14. To Maeve

  15. In the Fabric of this Love

  16. Absent from You where is there Corn and Wine?

  17. For Maeve

  18. Because Last Night my Child Clung to my Neck

  19. Poem (My Arms are Rivers)

  20. Poem (When I was Wounded)

Total Duration: 147 minutes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780712351140
Author:
Peake, Mervyn
Publisher:
British Library
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20150515
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
14 color plates
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.5 x 7 in

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An elegantly produced collection of classic nursery rhymes, illustrated by the inimitable Mervyn Peake.
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First published in 1940 and reissued now for the first time by the British Library, Ride a Cock Horse and Other Nursery Rhymes features classic childrenand#8217;s rhymes accompanied by richly imaginative drawings by the inimitable Mervyn Peake.
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