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  • Maeve Gilmore
  • 09 April 2017
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About the Author: Maeve Gilmore

Titus Awakes: A Novel eBook ´ Titus Awakes: Kindle - titus epub, awakes: pdf, novel pdf, Titus Awakes: epub, Titus Awakes: A NovelTitus Awakes: A Novel KindleMaeve Patricia Mary Theresa Gil Painter, sculpter and writer Wife and biographer of Mervyn Peake, author of the Gormenghast novels, and editor and continuer of her husband s works.


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10 thoughts on “Titus Awakes: A Novel

  1. Cecily says:

    Maeve Gil, Peake s widow wrote this Titus story, based on a few short pages of very brief notes, initially as a homage to him, rather than with the intention of publishing it It has the distinct air of making peace and laying ghosts I hadn t expected or wanted to like this, but I read it for completeness But joy of joys, and to my great surprise, it is wonderful Picture of young Maeve, by Peake Titus Alone, AwakesReading this made me appreciate Titus Alonethan I had previously Maeve Gil, Peake s widow wrote this Titus story, based on a few short pages of very brief notes, initially as a homage to him, rather than with the intention of publishing it It has the distinct air of making peace and laying ghosts I hadn t expected or wanted to like this, but I read it for completeness But joy of joys, and to my great surprise, it is wonderful Picture of young Maeve, by Peake Titus Alone, AwakesReading this made me appreciate Titus Alonethan I had previously see my review HERE This brings things together rather well, and unexpectedly Although it opens with Gertrude back at Gormenghast, it feels like a very natural continuation of Titus Alone, and ultimately, a natural, satisfying end There was an aura of something he knew something from the past something that surrounded his whole being Was it a caul or a shroudbirth or death.Gormenghast and its characters still loom large The withdrawn magnitude of his mother who he could not love, but whose mental elegance chastened him and Flay who wore faithfulness like a garment no matter where he goes, as his mother previously told him in the second book There is nowhere else you will only tread a circle everything comes to Gormenghast. Presence and AbsenceWhereas Gormenghast is all about structure, ritual and meaning, those elements are now absent from Titus life.The descriptions are still very visual and Titus is still a vagrant, relying on the kindness of strangers and very rudimentary survival skills He is disoriented suffering haunted sleep , wandering aimlessly, surviving dangers and friendships along the way, emphasising the themes of isolation, reinforced by incomprehension and inability to communicate He is lonely, but doesn t want attachments I want other company and when it comes I shall want it to go I shall want to flee from it I am no longer, or perhaps never was, a part of the human race Yet even when he lives in a small hamlet for nearly a year, he never learns the language or is that purely a metaphor for his isolation and incomprehension Am I an onlooker or am I a catalyst He is searching, for he knows not what I must not live in the past, but how else can I live There is constant uncertainty about whether people are friend or foe if the former, he is in their debt, and if the latter, he is in danger.Art Imitating LifeIn the later parts of the book, the echoes of Peake s own life becomeobvious when Ruth Saxon explains her love of painting and how it brings serenity Herbert s very physical, balletic way of applying paint to paper the descriptions of life in a unit for the mentally ill where Each man was an island Each island was too remote to link with any other the frustration of being physically unable to draw when drawings were the sustenance of life Fittingly, this book ends with a paraphrase of Gertrude s earlier message There s not a road, not a track, but will lead him home. Quotes The bells continued to plague him, making sounds he should understand, but could not There was an echo of something familiar, but it was hidden beneath the layers of memory as delicately poised as mille feuilles Of his sister, Fuchsia, I ll never know again the ardour of a love that knows no physical desire He ploughed into life, as though was water, diving and coming up again into the air, breathing life, new and rare There is always a hope, hidden subterraneaously Hope keeps man alive amidst all horrors But what does Titus hope for Let him sleep away the past and present, until his stirring would lead him into a future Regarding girls who cover their breasts, What he had always thought of as a coy and provocative gesture in then was actually a wish to belong to themselves until they succumbed to a sensation of which they were no longer mistress A dizziness both spiritual and temporal a supernatural ice immobilized Titus Titus has a strong feeling that he would forever be an onlooker in life and death He gathered experiences as a child might pick daisies, yet his daisy chain was destined for no one s necklace or crown People who knew him concluded he was not there In whatever company he found himself, he adapted to it, but he was no chameleon, and he remained an outsider All My Peake ReviewsAll my Peake Gormenghast reviews including biographies memoirs and books about his art are on a shelf, HERE

  2. Simon Mcleish says:

    Also published on my blog hereThe Gormenghast trilogy, by far Mervyn Peake s best known work as a writer, has many fans, including myself And fans always want , so we were intrigued when the publication of Titus Awakes was announced last year Maeve Gil was Peake s widow and, like her husband, an artist , who edited the fascinating but uneven compilation of Peake s less well known work,

  3. Linda says:

    I almost waffled between 1 and 2 stars because 1 star seems so harsh But if 2 means it was OK , most of the time while reading I did not think this to be the case So, I have to settle on 1 star, which is rare for me to hand out The only reason I read through the entire book is because it is a very quick read, and for the sake of completion In retrospect though, I would have felt complete after reading the three books that Mervyn Peake himself actually wrote.I was not expecting much going in I almost waffled between 1 and 2 stars because 1 star seems so harsh But if 2 means it was OK , most of the time while reading I did not think this to be the case So, I have to settle on 1 star, which is rare for me to hand out The only reason I read through the entire book is because it is a very quick read, and for the sake of completion In retrospect though, I would have felt complete after reading the three books that Mervyn Peake himself actually wrote.I was not expecting much going into this book being that it was based on a mere four pages of Mervyn s writing and was written by his widow, but I expected to like it at least a little bit But sadly, no, I did not I did not feel any of the magic that was present in the first three books, the sense of wonder and beauty of the writing, the interesting interactions and dialogue between the characters Instead, the writing felt choppy, the episodes contained in each chapter were short and sparse, and Titus did not feel like the Titus I had come to know and love Titus felt like a leaf, no personality, simply tumbling on his way and going along with what other individuals and situations he happened to come upon In addition, these situations became all so repetitive.On top of that, the beginning fragment that Mervyn wrote teased me into thinking that we would be rewarded with some scenes of Gormenghast with the Countess, Prunesquallor, and others But that not being the case, I felt evenlet down.Well, the good thing is that this was a library book so I can return it and forget that I ever read it And I own the first three books which I actually look forward to rereading someday

  4. Sam says:

    This is kind of an odd read as it deviates from the heavier style of the rest of the series, unsurprising since it was written by Maeve Gil, Peake s wife, but this does make it an easier to read so is a bit of a double edged sword It follows a similar pattern as Titus Alone with the title character going on a series of mini adventures, including finding himself in a metnal institution where he meets Peake and Gil , although Gormenghast is still very much at the forefront of his mind This is kind of an odd read as it deviates from the heavier style of the rest of the series, unsurprising since it was written by Maeve Gil, Peake s wife, but this does make it an easier to read so is a bit of a double edged sword It follows a similar pattern as Titus Alone with the title character going on a series of mini adventures, including finding himself in a metnal institution where he meets Peake and Gil , although Gormenghast is still very much at the forefront of his mind It is well written and the shorter chapters lend themselves to a faster pace of both story and reading which is refreshing for this series but I did miss the heavy brooding that dominated the previous books I m still not a fan of Titus as a character but Dog, his ever faithful companion, managed to bring out hiscompassionate side, which was great to see I am glad I read this but, much like Titus, it is overshadowed by Gormenghast

  5. Brian Yatman says:

    To appreciate Titus Awakes it s not enough to have read the Gormenghast trilogy you ll need to read A World Away , Gil s account of her relationship with Mervyn Peake and his tragic decline Gil lacks her husband s knack for byzantine wordplay and eye for the grotesque, but her spare if uneven style and rambling plot reward the attentive reader with moments of real poignancy and gentle humour The ending is just beautiful.

  6. midnightfaerie says:

    Although very short, this book is a nice look into where Peake was going with this story when he died Some of our favorite characters are brought back and or briefly mentioned, so we know Peake was hesitant to leave them behind Our beloved Gormenghast castle is also mentioned in the Preadventure and so we can only hope that it will once again become the setting of at least part of our story It s truly a shame Peake died when he did and couldn t finish this wonderful series Although we know Although very short, this book is a nice look into where Peake was going with this story when he died Some of our favorite characters are brought back and or briefly mentioned, so we know Peake was hesitant to leave them behind Our beloved Gormenghast castle is also mentioned in the Preadventure and so we can only hope that it will once again become the setting of at least part of our story It s truly a shame Peake died when he did and couldn t finish this wonderful series Although we know Titus has to separate from Gormenghast at the end of Titus Alone for the sake of his identity, I can t help but hope that he will one day be drawn back to his forcible home It is there we fell in love with Peakes writing, his atmosphere, with Titus s story And in my heart, I know, that one day he and I will return there ClassicsDefined.com

  7. midnightfaerie says:

    Although very short, this book is a nice look into where Peake was going with this story when he died Some of our favorite characters are brought back and or briefly mentioned, so we know Peake was hesitant to leave them behind Our beloved Gormenghast castle is also mentioned in the Preadventure and so we can only hope that it will once again become the setting of at least part of our story It s truly a shame Peake died when he did and couldn t finish this wonderful series Although we know Although very short, this book is a nice look into where Peake was going with this story when he died Some of our favorite characters are brought back and or briefly mentioned, so we know Peake was hesitant to leave them behind Our beloved Gormenghast castle is also mentioned in the Preadventure and so we can only hope that it will once again become the setting of at least part of our story It s truly a shame Peake died when he did and couldn t finish this wonderful series Although we know Titus has to separate from Gormenghast at the end of Titus Alone for the sake of his identity, I can t help but hope that he will one day be drawn back to his forcible home It is there we fell in love with Peakes writing, his atmosphere, with Titus s story And in my heart, I know, that one day he and I will return there ClassicsDefined.com

  8. Corey says:

    It makes me sad how bad this is Better to think about re reading the magisterial Gormenghast trilogy.

  9. Richard Pierce says:

    I loved Peake s Gormenghast trilogy This did not disappoint I found the tone lighter, and room for hope in a desperate world.

  10. Simon says:

    I was always wary of the idea of a sequel to some of my all time favourite books, written by another writer, even if based on notes by the original author And it turns out I was right Titus Awakes continues the wanderings abroad started in Titus Alone, but whereas in the previous book Titus discovery of the outside world was invigorating and involving, here it s tedious and astonishingly repetitive Titus happens to meet someone who takes pity on him and offers him shelter, food, love, work o I was always wary of the idea of a sequel to some of my all time favourite books, written by another writer, even if based on notes by the original author And it turns out I was right Titus Awakes continues the wanderings abroad started in Titus Alone, but whereas in the previous book Titus discovery of the outside world was invigorating and involving, here it s tedious and astonishingly repetitive Titus happens to meet someone who takes pity on him and offers him shelter, food, love, work or whatever He stays for a day or two and then leaves, as he doesn t want to be tied down Titus himself comes across as passive, affectless, ungrateful, self involed and frankly boring.I struggled through 260 pages until the vaguely mystical, decontructionist ending which I won t spoil here, but which I only understood having read the book s introduction.I ll be reading Gormenghast again, but this one was a waste of time