Complete Nonsense.

By: Peake, MervynContributor(s): Maslen, Robert | Winnington, G. PeterPublisher: Manchester : Carcanet Press Ltd., 2011Copyright date: ©2011Description: 1 online resource (257 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781847773258Subject(s): Anatomy, Pathological.;Pathology, Surgical.;Diagnosis, Differential.;Physiology, PathologicalGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Complete NonsenseDDC classification: 821.914 LOC classification: PR6031.E183 .C384 2012Online resources: Click to View
Contents:
Front Cover -- About the Author -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- A Note on the Text -- References and Further Reading -- COMPLETE NONSENSE -- I Saw a Puffin -- The Song of Lien Tsung -- Railway Ditties -- Waddon -- Thornton Heath -- Norbury -- Streatham and Balham -- Green Park -- You Can Never Be Sure of Your Birron -- Beard of My Chin -- You Before Me -- Although I Love Him -- Practically Poetry -- Ode to a Bowler -- Raft Song of the Conger Eel -- The Dwarf of Battersea -- Thank God for a Tadpole -- About My Ebb and Flow-ziness -- A Fair Amount of Doziness -- Ancient Root O Ancient Root -- The Frivolous Cake -- Simple, Seldom and Sad -- Linger Now with Me, Thou Beauty -- I Married Her in Green -- Swelter's Song -- I Cannot Simply Stand and Watch -- Upon the Summit of a Hill -- Come, Sit Beside Me Dear, He Said -- Deliria -- The Sunlight Lies Upon the Fields -- Mine Was the One -- The Threads of Thought Are Not for Me -- Come Husband! Come, and Ply the Trade -- How Good It Is to Be Alone (1) -- How Good It Is to Be Alone (2) -- Upon My Golden Backbone -- All Over the Lilac Brine! -- The Sunlight Falls Upon the Grass -- The Crocodile -- The Giraffe -- My Uncle Paul of Pimlico -- It Makes a Change -- What a Day It's Been! -- How Mournful to Imagine -- The Jailor and the Jaguar -- The Camel -- I Wish I Could Remember -- I Waxes and I Wanes, Sir -- The Hippopotamus -- A Languorous Life -- Sensitive, Seldom and Sad -- Roll Them Down -- One Day When They Had Settled Down -- Again! Again! and Yet Again -- Uncle George -- The King of Ranga-Tanga-Roon -- I Cannot Give You Reasons -- The Ballad of Sweet Pighead -- Hold Fast -- I Must Begin to Comprehend -- The Threads Remain -- White Mules at Prayer -- O Love, O Death, O Ecstasy -- Tintinnabulum -- Squat Ursula -- The Hideous Root.
The Men in Bowler Hats Are Sweet -- Aunts and Uncles -- The Osseous 'Orse -- Song of the Castle Poet -- How White and Scarlet Is that Face -- O Here It Is and There It Is… -- Little Spider -- 'It Worries Me to Know' -- A-Lolling on the Shores of Old Hawaii -- O'er Seas that Have No Beaches -- The Bullfrog and the Flies -- The Rhino and the Lark -- Richly in the Unctuous Dell -- Manifold Basket's Song -- With a One, Two, Up! -- In Ancient Days -- O Keep Away -- O Darling When a Story's Done -- Undertaker's Song (1) -- Undertaker's Song (2) -- Nannie Slagg's Song -- Fuchsia's Song -- Nannie Slagg's Lullaby -- Where the Little Dunderhead -- Lean Sideways on the Wind -- Of Pygmies, Palms and Pirates -- An Angry Cactus Does No Good -- I Cannot Give the Reasons -- O Little Fly -- How Fly the Birds of Heaven -- Leave the Stronger -- Fish or Fowl -- 'Shrink! Shrink!' -- An Old and Crumbling Parapet -- It Is Most Best -- The Hours of Night Are Drawing On -- Over the Pig-Shaped Clouds They Flew -- Come, Break the News to Me, Sweet Horse! -- What Though My Jaw -- The Trouble with Geraniums -- Crocodiles -- Along the Cold, Regurgitating Shore -- I Have My Price -- Jehovah, Jehovah -- Synopsis: Over the Border or The Adventures of Footfruit -- The Adventures of Footfruit or The Enthusiast -- Another Draft of Footfruit: Chapter 1 -- Crown Me with Hairpins -- Notes -- Key to the Figures of Speech -- Index of Titles -- Index of First Lines -- Illustrations -- Uncle Jake as a Snake, from Writings and Drawings (1974), p. 36 -- Figure of Speech -- Bird with big bill in boots (not previously published) Chinaman with fish, from Mervyn Peake Review, no. 11 -- (Autumn 1980), p. 2 -- Figure of Speech -- 'I saw a peacock', from Ride a Cock-horse (1940) -- Figure of Speech -- 'He must be an artist', from Satire (December 1934), p. 17*.
'Ode to a bowler hat', from Satire (December 1934), p. 17* -- Figure of Speech -- Figure of Speech -- Rumpelstiltskin, from Radio Times, vol. 101, no. 1314 (17 December 1948), p. 20 -- Manuscript page of the first five stanzas of 'The Dwarf of Battersea', from A Book of Nonsense (1972), p. 16 -- Old man resting, from A Book of Nonsense (1972), p. 88 -- The daily help, from Facet, vol. 1, no. 1 (1946), p. 9 -- Figure of Speech -- Figure of Speech -- Figure of Speech -- Flay and Steerpike watch Swelter, from Peake Studies, vol. 7, no. 2 (April 2001), p. 7 -- Swelter with kitchen urchin from Titus Groan (1968), facing p. 368 -- Figure of Speech -- Yak on a hilltop, from A Book of Nonsense (1972), p. 38 -- Figure of Speech -- Figure of Speech -- Figure of Speech -- Clown on a smoking horse, from Mervyn Peake: The Man and his Art (2006), p. 5 -- Figure of Speech -- Flat face, from A Book of Nonsense (1972), p. 72 -- Figure of Speech -- Rhymes without Reason (1944), dust wrapper -- Upon My Golden Backbone -- All Over the Lilac Brine! -- The Sunlight Falls upon the Grass -- The Crocodile -- The Giraffe -- My Uncle Paul of Pimlico -- It Makes a Change -- What a Day It's Been! -- How Mournful to Imagine -- The Jailor and the Jaguar -- The Camel -- I Wish I Could Remember -- I Waxes and I Wanes, Sir -- The Hippopotamus -- A Languorous Life -- Sensitive, Seldom and Sad -- Stylized horse (not previously published) -- One Day When They Had Settled Down, from Peake Studies, vol. 5, no. 4 (April 1998), back cover* -- Again! Again! and Yet Again, from Peake Studies, vol. 5, no. 4 (April 1998), p. 22* -- Uncle George, from Peake Studies, vol. 5, no. 4 (April 1998), p. 23* -- The King of Ranga-Tanga-Roon, from Peake Studies, vol. 5, no. 4 (April 1998), p. 25* -- I Cannot Give You Reasons, from Peake Studies, vol. 5, no. 4 (April 1998), p. 26* -- Figure of Speech.
A Gormenghast professor, from Mervyn Peake: The Man and his Art (2006), p. 84 -- Rottcodd in his hammock, from Peake Studies, vol. 7, no. 1 (November 2000), pp. 18-19 -- Royal couple, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 44 -- Figure of Speech -- Horned figure with familiar, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 50 -- Squat Ursula, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 75* -- Men in conical hats, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 64 -- Figure of Speech -- Aunty Vi, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 68* -- Aunty Flo, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 67* -- Aunty Mig, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 69* -- Uncle Jake, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 71* -- Aunty Jill, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 70* -- Figure of Speech -- A professor from the MS of Gormenghast, from Mervyn Peake Review, no. 2 (Spring 1976), p. 19 -- O Here It Is and There It Is…, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 46* -- Have a pear, from Peake Studies, vol. 4, no. 1 (Autumn 1994), p. 5 -- Figure of Speech -- Thorpe and Tintagieu, from Mr Pye (1953), p. 68 -- King and dog on beach, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 32 -- Figure of Speech -- Figure of Speech -- Rhinoceros, London Zoo, from The Drawings of Mervyn Peake (1974), p. 41 -- Manifold Basket, B.F., from Peake Studies, vol. 2, no. 3 (Winter 1991), p. 47 -- Doctor Willy, from Peake's Progress (1978), p. 292 -- Sally Devius, from Peake's Progress (1978), p. 290 -- Four Undertakers, from Peake's Progress (1978), p. 271 -- Two Undertakers, from Peake's Progress (1978), p. 305 -- Figure of Speech -- Girls, dog and galleon, from Peake Studies, vol. 4, no. 1 (Winter 1994), back cover -- Big nose, big feet, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 36 -- Figure of Speech -- Figure of Speech -- Man and snake, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 28 -- Bird on bird (not previously published) -- Figure of Speech -- Figure of Speech.
Sweet horse, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 34* -- Stout figure with stick, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 40 -- Crocodiles, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 42* -- Manimal, from Peake Studies, vol. 12, no. 2 (April 2011), p. 4 -- Figure of Speech -- Figure of Speech -- Dog-man (1), from Mervyn Peake: A Personal Memoir (1984), p. 120 -- Footfruit and dog under the sun, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 82* -- Manuscript page from New Worlds, no. 187 (February 1969), p. 43 -- Watching Footfruit, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 83* -- Footfruit climbing hill, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 83* -- Footfruit's boots spout water, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 84* -- Footfruit with his ears like wormcasts, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 85* -- Jackpot laughs like a drain, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 85* -- Dog-Man (2) (not previously published) -- Jackpot laughs at Footfruit, from New Worlds, no. 187 (February 1969), p. 42* -- Jackpot, from New Worlds, no. 187 (February 1969), p. 43* -- Figure of Speech -- Noah and cock (not previously published) from the MS of Peake's play Noah's Ark.
Summary: Published to coincide with the celebration of this beloved poet's centenary, this volume contains all the poems and illustrations previously published in Mervyn Peake's much-loved Book of Nonsense in addition to 40 unpublished works discovered in manuscripts and various uncollected sources. Accompanied by newfound drawings by Peake as well as the nonsense verses from his novels, this record will delight his fans and win over new ones.
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Front Cover -- About the Author -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- A Note on the Text -- References and Further Reading -- COMPLETE NONSENSE -- I Saw a Puffin -- The Song of Lien Tsung -- Railway Ditties -- Waddon -- Thornton Heath -- Norbury -- Streatham and Balham -- Green Park -- You Can Never Be Sure of Your Birron -- Beard of My Chin -- You Before Me -- Although I Love Him -- Practically Poetry -- Ode to a Bowler -- Raft Song of the Conger Eel -- The Dwarf of Battersea -- Thank God for a Tadpole -- About My Ebb and Flow-ziness -- A Fair Amount of Doziness -- Ancient Root O Ancient Root -- The Frivolous Cake -- Simple, Seldom and Sad -- Linger Now with Me, Thou Beauty -- I Married Her in Green -- Swelter's Song -- I Cannot Simply Stand and Watch -- Upon the Summit of a Hill -- Come, Sit Beside Me Dear, He Said -- Deliria -- The Sunlight Lies Upon the Fields -- Mine Was the One -- The Threads of Thought Are Not for Me -- Come Husband! Come, and Ply the Trade -- How Good It Is to Be Alone (1) -- How Good It Is to Be Alone (2) -- Upon My Golden Backbone -- All Over the Lilac Brine! -- The Sunlight Falls Upon the Grass -- The Crocodile -- The Giraffe -- My Uncle Paul of Pimlico -- It Makes a Change -- What a Day It's Been! -- How Mournful to Imagine -- The Jailor and the Jaguar -- The Camel -- I Wish I Could Remember -- I Waxes and I Wanes, Sir -- The Hippopotamus -- A Languorous Life -- Sensitive, Seldom and Sad -- Roll Them Down -- One Day When They Had Settled Down -- Again! Again! and Yet Again -- Uncle George -- The King of Ranga-Tanga-Roon -- I Cannot Give You Reasons -- The Ballad of Sweet Pighead -- Hold Fast -- I Must Begin to Comprehend -- The Threads Remain -- White Mules at Prayer -- O Love, O Death, O Ecstasy -- Tintinnabulum -- Squat Ursula -- The Hideous Root.

The Men in Bowler Hats Are Sweet -- Aunts and Uncles -- The Osseous 'Orse -- Song of the Castle Poet -- How White and Scarlet Is that Face -- O Here It Is and There It Is… -- Little Spider -- 'It Worries Me to Know' -- A-Lolling on the Shores of Old Hawaii -- O'er Seas that Have No Beaches -- The Bullfrog and the Flies -- The Rhino and the Lark -- Richly in the Unctuous Dell -- Manifold Basket's Song -- With a One, Two, Up! -- In Ancient Days -- O Keep Away -- O Darling When a Story's Done -- Undertaker's Song (1) -- Undertaker's Song (2) -- Nannie Slagg's Song -- Fuchsia's Song -- Nannie Slagg's Lullaby -- Where the Little Dunderhead -- Lean Sideways on the Wind -- Of Pygmies, Palms and Pirates -- An Angry Cactus Does No Good -- I Cannot Give the Reasons -- O Little Fly -- How Fly the Birds of Heaven -- Leave the Stronger -- Fish or Fowl -- 'Shrink! Shrink!' -- An Old and Crumbling Parapet -- It Is Most Best -- The Hours of Night Are Drawing On -- Over the Pig-Shaped Clouds They Flew -- Come, Break the News to Me, Sweet Horse! -- What Though My Jaw -- The Trouble with Geraniums -- Crocodiles -- Along the Cold, Regurgitating Shore -- I Have My Price -- Jehovah, Jehovah -- Synopsis: Over the Border or The Adventures of Footfruit -- The Adventures of Footfruit or The Enthusiast -- Another Draft of Footfruit: Chapter 1 -- Crown Me with Hairpins -- Notes -- Key to the Figures of Speech -- Index of Titles -- Index of First Lines -- Illustrations -- Uncle Jake as a Snake, from Writings and Drawings (1974), p. 36 -- Figure of Speech -- Bird with big bill in boots (not previously published) Chinaman with fish, from Mervyn Peake Review, no. 11 -- (Autumn 1980), p. 2 -- Figure of Speech -- 'I saw a peacock', from Ride a Cock-horse (1940) -- Figure of Speech -- 'He must be an artist', from Satire (December 1934), p. 17*.

'Ode to a bowler hat', from Satire (December 1934), p. 17* -- Figure of Speech -- Figure of Speech -- Rumpelstiltskin, from Radio Times, vol. 101, no. 1314 (17 December 1948), p. 20 -- Manuscript page of the first five stanzas of 'The Dwarf of Battersea', from A Book of Nonsense (1972), p. 16 -- Old man resting, from A Book of Nonsense (1972), p. 88 -- The daily help, from Facet, vol. 1, no. 1 (1946), p. 9 -- Figure of Speech -- Figure of Speech -- Figure of Speech -- Flay and Steerpike watch Swelter, from Peake Studies, vol. 7, no. 2 (April 2001), p. 7 -- Swelter with kitchen urchin from Titus Groan (1968), facing p. 368 -- Figure of Speech -- Yak on a hilltop, from A Book of Nonsense (1972), p. 38 -- Figure of Speech -- Figure of Speech -- Figure of Speech -- Clown on a smoking horse, from Mervyn Peake: The Man and his Art (2006), p. 5 -- Figure of Speech -- Flat face, from A Book of Nonsense (1972), p. 72 -- Figure of Speech -- Rhymes without Reason (1944), dust wrapper -- Upon My Golden Backbone -- All Over the Lilac Brine! -- The Sunlight Falls upon the Grass -- The Crocodile -- The Giraffe -- My Uncle Paul of Pimlico -- It Makes a Change -- What a Day It's Been! -- How Mournful to Imagine -- The Jailor and the Jaguar -- The Camel -- I Wish I Could Remember -- I Waxes and I Wanes, Sir -- The Hippopotamus -- A Languorous Life -- Sensitive, Seldom and Sad -- Stylized horse (not previously published) -- One Day When They Had Settled Down, from Peake Studies, vol. 5, no. 4 (April 1998), back cover* -- Again! Again! and Yet Again, from Peake Studies, vol. 5, no. 4 (April 1998), p. 22* -- Uncle George, from Peake Studies, vol. 5, no. 4 (April 1998), p. 23* -- The King of Ranga-Tanga-Roon, from Peake Studies, vol. 5, no. 4 (April 1998), p. 25* -- I Cannot Give You Reasons, from Peake Studies, vol. 5, no. 4 (April 1998), p. 26* -- Figure of Speech.

A Gormenghast professor, from Mervyn Peake: The Man and his Art (2006), p. 84 -- Rottcodd in his hammock, from Peake Studies, vol. 7, no. 1 (November 2000), pp. 18-19 -- Royal couple, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 44 -- Figure of Speech -- Horned figure with familiar, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 50 -- Squat Ursula, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 75* -- Men in conical hats, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 64 -- Figure of Speech -- Aunty Vi, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 68* -- Aunty Flo, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 67* -- Aunty Mig, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 69* -- Uncle Jake, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 71* -- Aunty Jill, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 70* -- Figure of Speech -- A professor from the MS of Gormenghast, from Mervyn Peake Review, no. 2 (Spring 1976), p. 19 -- O Here It Is and There It Is…, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 46* -- Have a pear, from Peake Studies, vol. 4, no. 1 (Autumn 1994), p. 5 -- Figure of Speech -- Thorpe and Tintagieu, from Mr Pye (1953), p. 68 -- King and dog on beach, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 32 -- Figure of Speech -- Figure of Speech -- Rhinoceros, London Zoo, from The Drawings of Mervyn Peake (1974), p. 41 -- Manifold Basket, B.F., from Peake Studies, vol. 2, no. 3 (Winter 1991), p. 47 -- Doctor Willy, from Peake's Progress (1978), p. 292 -- Sally Devius, from Peake's Progress (1978), p. 290 -- Four Undertakers, from Peake's Progress (1978), p. 271 -- Two Undertakers, from Peake's Progress (1978), p. 305 -- Figure of Speech -- Girls, dog and galleon, from Peake Studies, vol. 4, no. 1 (Winter 1994), back cover -- Big nose, big feet, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 36 -- Figure of Speech -- Figure of Speech -- Man and snake, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 28 -- Bird on bird (not previously published) -- Figure of Speech -- Figure of Speech.

Sweet horse, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 34* -- Stout figure with stick, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 40 -- Crocodiles, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 42* -- Manimal, from Peake Studies, vol. 12, no. 2 (April 2011), p. 4 -- Figure of Speech -- Figure of Speech -- Dog-man (1), from Mervyn Peake: A Personal Memoir (1984), p. 120 -- Footfruit and dog under the sun, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 82* -- Manuscript page from New Worlds, no. 187 (February 1969), p. 43 -- Watching Footfruit, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 83* -- Footfruit climbing hill, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 83* -- Footfruit's boots spout water, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 84* -- Footfruit with his ears like wormcasts, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 85* -- Jackpot laughs like a drain, from A Book of Nonsense (1974), p. 85* -- Dog-Man (2) (not previously published) -- Jackpot laughs at Footfruit, from New Worlds, no. 187 (February 1969), p. 42* -- Jackpot, from New Worlds, no. 187 (February 1969), p. 43* -- Figure of Speech -- Noah and cock (not previously published) from the MS of Peake's play Noah's Ark.

Published to coincide with the celebration of this beloved poet's centenary, this volume contains all the poems and illustrations previously published in Mervyn Peake's much-loved Book of Nonsense in addition to 40 unpublished works discovered in manuscripts and various uncollected sources. Accompanied by newfound drawings by Peake as well as the nonsense verses from his novels, this record will delight his fans and win over new ones.

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