The Rhyme of the Flying Bomb di Mervyn Peake: 125 quartine sul Blitz di Londra

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Arianna Antonielli (2013)
  • Publisher: Firenze University Press
  • Journal: LEA : Lingue e Letterature d'Oriente e d'Occidente (issn: 1824-4920, eissn: 1824-484X)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.13128/LEA-1824-484x-12460
  • Subject: Mervyn Peake, blitz | London | ballad | flying bomb | Language and Literature | P

This essay addresses Mervyn Peake’s own memories of the Second World War Blitz and their migration into the poetical form of a ballad, <em>The Rhyme of the Flying Bomb</em>, composed in 1947. Abounding with Catholic symbolism, allegories and sea imagery, the poem tells ... View more
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