Titus Alone revisited

Olivia Laing, over athe Guardian blog site, has a great piece on the underrated Titus Alone by Mervyn Peake.

It tends to be forgotten against Titus Groan and Gormenghast but she argues that its possibly more interesting because it confronts the horrors of war directly. I found it disjointed and unfinished when I read it but the piece makes me want to re-read it. It comes in response to the BBC 4 programme on Peake and Tolkien broadcast on Wednesday. (Iplyer version here for a few days: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/page/item/b00936hj.shtml)

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