A great unrecorded history a new life of E.M. Forster by Wendy Moffat

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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Forster, E. M. -- 1879-1970,
  • Forster, E. M. -- 1879-1970 -- Relations with men,
  • Forster, E. M. -- 1879-1970 -- Friends and associates,
  • Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography,
  • Gay authors -- Great Britain -- Biography

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementWendy Moffat.
GenreBiography
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6011.O58 Z8228 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23643345M
ISBN 109780374166786
LC Control Number2009029504

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Her book is an astute and original new portrait of this major novelist.” —Michael Holroyd, author of A Strange Eventful History “A Great Unrecorded History explores the intimate life of E. Forster with sensitivity and scholarship. Wendy Moffat writes with profound insight about a great writer who believed in the vital significance of /5(7).

“[A Great Unrecorded History is] a well-written, intelligent and perceptive biography [Moffat] uses the sources for our knowledge of Forster’s sexuality, including letters and diaries, without reducing the mystery and sheer individuality of Forster, without making his sexuality explain everything.” —Colm Tóibín, The New York Times Book Review/5(17).

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