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F is for FORSTER (E.M., that is)

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F is for FORSTER (E.M., that is)

I’ve been revisiting some old favorites, and the top of the list is E.M. Forster’s novels… and the fantastic Merchant-Ivory films that accompany them.

Most famous for A Passage to India, A Room With A View, Howard’s End, and The Celestial Omnibus and Other Stories, E.M. Forster’s novels and stories are known for “his ironic and well-plotted novels examining class difference and hypocrisy in early 20th-century British society. Forster’s humanistic impulse toward understanding and sympathy may be aptly summed up in the epigraph to his 1910 novel Howards End: “Only connect … “.” (from Wikipedia)
I admire Forster’s writing and his outlook on many aspects of society.  Looking around, his time is not so very different from our own.  These are a few of my favorite quotes:

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.

A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something else. A poem points to nothing but itself.

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.

Read more of E.M.Forster’s quotes HERE

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2 thoughts on “F is for FORSTER (E.M., that is)

  1. Never read any of Forster’s novels, a couple short stories perhaps. Somewhere I have a book on writing that he wrote. I guess we used it as a textbook in one of my college classes many decades ago.

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