Sunday, February 12, 2012

British Library edition of Household Tales

The beautiful new British Library edition of Household Tales by the Brother's Grimm, brings back to sparkling life the 1946 edition in which my father's illustrations to the classic first appeared.

Writing in the introduction to the publication, Sarah Waters suggests that... 'Peake's essentially Gothic imagination made him an ideal interpreter of the stories collected by the Grimms'.... and that 'Peake's art brings these stories to life in all their power, strangeness and beauty. For me', she continues 'the Grimm's tales will always be at their best when accompanied by the pictures of Mervyn Peake'.


Blogger Cathie Joy Young said...

I will have to find it.

7:11 pm  

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