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Essays & Analysis (15)

17,563 words, approx. 59 pages
In the following excerpt, Lewis looks at Carpenter's views on the self, democracy, and nature. The Nature of the Self "It is by love only that we can fully enter into that harmony with ... Read more
8,443 words, approx. 29 pages
In the following essay, Rahman provides a chronicle of Carpenter's interactions with, and influence on, E. M. Forster. In the 'Terminal Note' to Maurice Forster claims that the no... Read more
9,239 words, approx. 31 pages
In the following excerpt, Henderson profiles Carpenter as a pioneer of modernist ideas who exerted a discernible influence on a number contemporaries. Lay the conscious and controlling and selective ... Read more
7,844 words, approx. 27 pages
In the following essay, Rahman traces the influence of Carpenter's homosexuality on his ideas of the metaphysical. Lecturing on Edward Carpenter in 1970 his namesake said: "It is probabl... Read more
4,150 words, approx. 14 pages
In the following essay, Rahman makes use of From Adam's Peak to Elephanta to present Carpenter's views on Western imperialism. D.K. Barua and Tsuzuki have both called Edward Carpenter an... Read more
9,059 words, approx. 31 pages
In the following essay, Weir examines the interaction between Carpenter and Canadian psychiatrist R. M. Backe, particularly as regards Whitman's poetry and their differing ideas on "cosm... Read more
5,608 words, approx. 19 pages
In the following excerpt, Simons delineates the influence of Walt Whitman on Carpenter's thinking. In 1868 or 1869, Edward Carpenter, Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge (a 'gentlemanly Co... Read more
8,148 words, approx. 28 pages
In the following essay, Pierson recounts the development of Carpenter's socialist ideas, and examines their influence on a younger generation. His Towards Democracy was our Bible. We read it a... Read more
7,120 words, approx. 24 pages
In the following excerpt, Weeks profiles Carpenter in terms of his sexual identity. 'We call a man a criminal, not because he violates any eternal code of morality—for there exists no s... Read more
2,359 words, approx. 8 pages
In the following essay, Neve offers a favorable review of a Carpenter biography. The British were the only people who went through both world wars from beginning to end. Yet they remained a peaceful ... Read more
1,853 words, approx. 7 pages
In the following essay, Brown discusses Carpenter's influence, through The Art of Creation, on a scene in E. M. Forster's novel The Longest Journey. E. M. Forster's novel The Long... Read more
1,627 words, approx. 6 pages
In the following essay, Brown explores evidence that T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land was informed by a reading of Carpenter's Towards Democracy. It seems likely that in the period 1916-17 T... Read more
5,820 words, approx. 20 pages
In the following essay, Kellogg takes as his point of departure a comment from E. M. Forster regarding the influence of Carpenter on his novel Maurice, and then proceeds to examine that influence with... Read more
2,853 words, approx. 10 pages
In the following essay, Ryle provides an overview of the works contained in the first volume of Carpenter's Selected Writings. Carpenter came one evening. I remember him vividly. His head and ... Read more
3,158 words, approx. 11 pages
In the following essay, Rahman interprets similarities between Carpenters's From Adam's Peak to Elephanta and E. M. Forster's A Passage to India. While Forster's Pharos and... Read more