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A great unrecorded history : a new life of E.M. Forster

Author: Wendy Moffat
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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With the posthumous publication of his long-suppressed novel Maurice in 1970, E.M. Forster came out as a homosexual--though that revelation made barely a ripple in his literary reputation. As Wendy Moffat persuasively argues, Forster's homosexuality was the central fact of his life. Between Wilde's imprisonment and the Stonewall riots, Forster led a long, strange, and imaginative life as a gay man. He preserved a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: E M Forster; E M Forster; E M Forster; E M Forster; E M Forster; Edward M Forster; Edward Morgan Forster; Edward M Forster; Edward M Forster
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Moffat
ISBN: 9780374166786 0374166781
OCLC Number: 428926421
Description: 404 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : "Start with the fact that he was homosexual" --
pt. 1. Becoming a "grown up man" --
"A queer moment" --
Kings and apostles --
"A minority, not a solitary" --
"The spark, the darkness on the walk" --
"Ordinary affectionate men" --
"Parting with respectability" --
"A great unrecorded history" --
pt. 2. Happiness can come in one's natural growth --
"Do not forget your ever friend" --
"Toms and Dicks" --
"A little like being married" --
"The last Englishman" --
"My dear America" --
"I favor reciprocal dishonesty" --
"The worm that never dies."
Responsibility: Wendy Moffat.
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With the posthumous publication of his long-suppressed novel Maurice in 1970, E.M. Forster came out as a homosexual--though that revelation made barely a ripple in his literary reputation. As Wendy Moffat persuasively argues, Forster's homosexuality was the central fact of his life. Between Wilde's imprisonment and the Stonewall riots, Forster led a long, strange, and imaginative life as a gay man. He preserved a vast archive of his private life--a history of gay experience he believed would find its audience in a happier time. Moffat's decade of detective work--including first-time interviews with Forster's friends--has resulted in the first book to integrate Forster's public and private lives. Seeing his life through the lens of his sexuality offers us a radically new view, revealing his astuteness as a social critic, his political bravery, and his prophetic vision of gay intimacy. This book invites us to see Forster--and modern gay history--from a completely new angle.--From publisher description.

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