One of the mysteries of EM Forster's life is why, after the appearance of A Passage to India in 1924, he never published another novel, despite living to be 90. Based on new interviews and access to Forster's previously restricted diaries, this sensitive biography shows how deeply his ideas on individual freedom, love and sexuality permeated his subsequent career as an essayist, broadcaster and public intellectual, and how they have shaped the more tolerant society we enjoy today.
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Wendy Moffat studied English Literature at Yale, where she also took her PhD. She is currently a professor of English at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. This is her first book.
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Descripción Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, UK, 2010. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. First Edition. Available Now. Book Description: One of the great mysteries in the life of E. M. Forster (1879-1970) is why, after the publication of "A Passage to India" in 1924, he never published another novel although he lived to be 90. In Wendy Moffat's biography, based on a lifetime's dedication to her subject, we gain extraordinary insights into a man with a gift for writing fiction of great humanity, warmth and humour, who realised early that the society of his time would not allow him to publish the fiction he really wanted to write. At the end of "A Passage to India", his readers were left with the melancholy sight of Aziz and Fielding, friends of different races and cultures, riding out of the novel down separate paths. In real life, although frustrated at not being able to write out of his true self - it would not be until after his death that Maurice, his novel of a homosexual affair, would be published - E. M. Forster led a full and energetic life. He was a successful broadcaster, a brilliant essayist ("Abinger Harvest" and "Two Cheers for Democracy" are still must-reads) and a leading figure in Europe's intellectual life. Moffat argues that with his support for colleagues from Lowes Dickinson and Radclyffe Hall to Christopher Isherwood and Benjamin Britten, and his quiet championing of humanistic values, he helped create the more tolerant world we now enjoy. Moffat's achievement is not to show that Forster was homosexual (this is well known) but how deeply his ideas on individual freedom, tolerance, sexuality and love, permeated every act and aspect of his life. : Review: 'superbly illuminating biography' -- The Telgraph, June 5th 2010: 'Moffat isn't gossipy or reductive - the Forster who emerges from her work is a more human and satisfying figure then we've known' -- Time magazine, June 14th 2010: 'Wendy Moffat.a fluent writer, and at the many points where it would have been easier to simplify or judge, she displays a Forsterish combination of equanimity and magnanimity.' -- New Statesman, June 7th 2010: This is an exemplary biography, its elegance and humour successfully concealing its erudition. It is the story of a pilgrimage towards humanity.' --The Times, June 15th 2010: 'a rich, well-honed biography, filled with vivid character sketches, and convincing concerning Forster's inner struggle.' --Book of the Week, Independent, June 18th 2010 : About the Author: Wendy Moffat studied English Literature at Yale, where she also took her PhD. She is currently a professor of English at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. This is her first book. Size: 16.4 x 3.7 x 24.2 cm. 416 pages. Quantity Available: 4. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0747598436. ISBN/EAN: 9780747598435. Nº de ref. de la librería A187-1001
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Descripción Bloomsbury 9780747598435. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Dust Jacket Included. NEW hardback in d/w. (PLEASE NOTE: page edges are a little grubby and corners a little bumped) Bloomsbury, 2010. 404 pages. B/w photographs. From the blurb: "Based on new interviews, extensive research and privileged access to Forster's previously-restricted diaries at King's College, Cambridge, this sensitively written biography is the first to show how deeply Forster's ideas on individual freedom, tolerance, sexuality and love permeated every act and aspect of his life and work.". Nº de ref. de la librería 1698
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