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A Weird Point of View
Posted by: The English Assassin (IP Logged)
Date: 26 May, 2013 09:47AM
There's been some weird author related topics on Radio 4's A Point of View by John Gray just lately, including Machen, Mervyn Peake and Walter de la Mare.

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Re: A Weird Point of View
Posted by: phillipAellis (IP Logged)
Date: 2 June, 2013 03:29AM
I caught the Machen item, which you'd expect from a Machenist. :)

Re: A Weird Point of View
Posted by: The English Assassin (IP Logged)
Date: 2 June, 2013 11:44AM
I think all three were interesting and thoughtful pieces. I've read Straw Dogs by Gray, which I really liked... I'm tempted to buy his new book which is about writers... I wouldn't be surprised if these shows were taken in part from that.

Re: A Weird Point of View
Posted by: phillipAellis (IP Logged)
Date: 2 June, 2013 05:24PM
Did the Peake one cover any of his poetry?

Re: A Weird Point of View
Posted by: The English Assassin (IP Logged)
Date: 3 June, 2013 03:02AM
No, it was just Gormenghast based from what I remember.

Re: A Weird Point of View
Posted by: phillipAellis (IP Logged)
Date: 11 June, 2013 06:34PM
I've been reading the poetry, and while it is not weird, and while the bulk of it is more High Modernist than not, it sheds light on Peake's interests and writing. It was also written while he was writing the Gormenghast books (and after he contracted Parkinsons), so there is some degree of overlap of interest. Plus, as a bonus, the Carcenet edition has many examples of his artwork.

Re: A Weird Point of View
Posted by: The English Assassin (IP Logged)
Date: 27 June, 2013 04:12PM
Not CAS I'm afraid, but more Machen coming up on BBC Radio 4...

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