Rev: Titus Groan


book review: Titus Groan, by Mervyn Peake

a cavalcade of masks

performance for the self as much or more than for the viewer

erecting walls of words to hold the emptiness at bay

it drags

the narrative itself, like every word from every player’s mouth, brings only the inevitable, future set in stone, a story that cannot be fallen into and cannot be thrown away, and reader and participants can only watch in laughter and in dread