Webs of weeds

Webs of weeds
The Gormenghast trilogy, together with the dazzling drawings he produced in the 1940s and 1950s, have no parallel in English art or fiction. But he paid a terrible price. This biography tells the story of his inexorable decline into premature senility in competent detail, but adds disappointingly little to previous accounts by Peake�s wife and others. By sticking relentlessly to the superficial facts of a life that operated far below surface reality, Yorke too often downgrades his subject.
Review of Mervyn Peake: My Eyes Mint Gold – a Life by Malcolm Yorke
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