Literature E. M. Forster Commonplace Book

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Commonplace Book

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9780704505742: Commonplace Book

This title contains notes and quotes, dealing with novels, poems, and plays. The self-revealing ideas for possible subjects and characters for a new novel are expressed with a regretful suspense, and suggest this text approximates Forster's unwritten novel.

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Forster made entries in this commonplace book from 1925 through 1968, 18 months before his death. The book brings tegether quotations from his reading, musings on his life and times, and random odds and ends (such as the plan of a large garden he kept.) The early entries on fiction make up the raw material for the influential Aspects of the Novel. The book is most valuable for its self-portrait of Forster during those long years of miscellaneous prose after A Passage to India . Forster's thoughts are laced with self-doubt and laments about his "central weakness which prevents me from concentrating." An intriguing hodgepodge that will be of interest primarily to scholars. Keith Cushman, English Dept., Univ. of North Carolina, Greensboro
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review:

'First published in elegant facsimile to celebrate the centenary, of his birth, the Commonplace Book now appears, equally well produced, in a transcription by Phillp Gardner ... Innumerable details, pungent aper?us fill the book; taken together, they present an autobiographical record that has a place beside Furbank's Life and the Letters.' Christopher Hawtree, London Magazine

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