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Mervyn Peake
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    (July 9, 1911-November 17, 1968)
    Birth name is Mervyn Laurence Peake
    Wrote 'Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor,' 'Shapes and Sounds,' 'Rhymes without Reason,' 'Titus Groan,' 'The Craft of the Lead Pencil,' 'Letters from a Lost Uncle (from Polar Regions),' 'Drawings by Mervyn Peake,' 'Gormenghast,' 'The Glassblowers,' 'Mr Pye,' 'Figures of Speech,' 'Titus Alone,' 'The Rhyme of the Flying Bomb,' 'Poems and Drawings,' 'A Reverie of Bone and other Poems,' 'Selected Poems,' 'A Book of Nonsense,' 'The Drawings of Mervyn Peake,' 'Mervyn Peake: Writings and Drawings,' 'Twelve Poems,' 'Boy in Darkness,' 'Peake's Progress,' 'Ten Poems,' 'Eleven Poems' and 'The Cave'
    He wrote poetry.
    His works have been compared to J.R.R. Tolkien, but they're more of a Fantasist Realist genre.
    During WW II, he applied to become a war artist, but was instead conscripted into the British Army.
    He was often commissioned to produce portraits of well-known people in London.
    He smoked.
    He attended Tientsin Grammar School and Eltham College.
    His prose fiction, although surreal in tone, are rooted in reality, or in recognizable alternate realities.
    He showed signs of Parkinson's Disease and eventually lost the ability to draw quickly and steadily (1957).
    His influences are Charles Dickens and Robert Louis Stevenson.
    He's best known for the 'Gormenghast' books.
    He was friends with Dylan Thomas and Graham Greene.
    He drew illustrations for many acclaimed authors like Lewis Carroll, Samuel Taylor, and the Brothers Grimm.

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