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The Rhyme of the Flying Bomb

(1962)
A collection of poems by

 
 
This fills an important gap in the canon of Peake's works in print. Although written after the Second World War, the poem uses it for its theme. While its central characters, the sailor and the child are symbolic, this was not consciously planned. Peake said of the poem that it shows man's continuing hopefulness in adversity.



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November 1973 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Rhyme of the Flying Bomb
Author(s): Mervyn Peake
ISBN: 0-900675-93-4 / 978-0-900675-93-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Colin Smythe Ltd
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June 1973 : USA Hardback
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Title: Rhyme of the Flying Bomb
Author(s): Mervyn Peake
ISBN: 0-317-61324-3 / 978-0-317-61324-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dufour Editions
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