A Great Unrecorded History

A Great Unrecorded History

A New Life of E.M. Forster

Book - 2011
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Drawing on first-time interviews with E. M. Forster's friends, the author integrates Forster's public and private lives, shining a light on his life through the lens of his homosexuality, in a biography that invites readers to see Forster, and modern gay history, from a completely new angle.
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2011, c2010.
ISBN: 9780312572891
Characteristics: 404 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill., ports. ;,23 cm.
Alternative Title: New life of E.M. Forster.


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Apr 04, 2013

In a 2010 Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews said:
"A buoyant, expressive biography of British novelist E.M. Forster (1879–1970), whose homosexuality had a profound effect on his literary output and career... Though the author examines the sex life of Forster, it isn't her intent to arouse prurient interest or to grind political axes. Exhaustively researched and engagingly written, this sexual-literary biography builds a convincing case that until one comes to terms with Forster's homosexuality, which he long had difficulty coming to terms with himself, it is impossible to come to terms with his work... An empathic, highly informative celebration of the legacy of a profoundly decent but decidedly imperfect man who considered himself "the outsidest of outsiders."

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