Monday, December 17, 2007

Boy in Darkness and Other Stories

With the publication this week of Boy in Darkness & Other Stories, the collected short stories of Mervyn Peake are brought together for the first time in an attractive new publication.

The new Peter Owen edition includes pencil drawings, pastel, wash, and ink works which, chosen for their appropriateness to the text, greatly enhance the attraction of this handsome-looking volume. No drawings were produced specifically for the various stories at the time of writing, so the 40 chosen add both depth and contemporaneousness
to the availability of Peake in print.