Dark whimsy: Mr Powys’ Mr Weston and Mr Peake’s Mr Pye

Mr Weston’s Good Wine, by T F Powys (1927), and Mervyn Peake’s Mr Pye (1953) are English fantasies about sex, sin and other violations of civilised behaviour. Mr Weston’s Good Wine is an allegorical inter-war rural fantasia about casual rape, and Mr Pye uses a prim and postwar Channel Islands setting that shimmies with loathing … Continue reading Dark whimsy: Mr Powys’ Mr Weston and Mr Peake’s Mr Pye

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