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Mervyn Peake

Novelist (9-Jul-1911 — 17-Nov-1968)


John Batchelor. Mervyn Peake: A Biographical and Critical Exploration. London: Duckworth. 1974. 176pp.

Tanya J. Gardiner-Scott. Mervyn Peake: The Evolution of a Dark Romantic. Peter Lang. 1989. 328pp.

Maeve Gilmore. A World Away: A Memoir of Mervyn Peake. London: Victor Gollancz. 1970. 157pp.

Alice Mills. Stuckness in the Fiction of Mervyn Peake. Rodopi. 2006. 251pp.

Sebastian Peake. A Child of Bliss: Growing Up With Mervyn Peake. Oxford, England: Lennard Publishing. 1989. 138pp. Memoir by Peake's son.

Gordon Smith. Mervyn Peake: A Personal Memoir. London: Victor Gollancz. 1984. 128pp.

John Basil Watney. Mervyn Peake: A Biography. New York: St. Martin's Press. 1976.

G. Peter Winnington. Vast Alchemies: The Life and Work of Mervyn Peake. London: Peter Owen Publishers. 2000. 263pp.

Malcolm Yorke. Mervyn Peake: My Eyes Mint Gold: A Life. London: J. Murray. 2000. 368pp.


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  5. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.186)

  6. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.1124-26)

  7. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.390)

  8. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.587)

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