E. M. Forster | Critical Review by Jeffrey Meyers

This literature criticism consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis & critique of E. M. Forster.
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Critical Review by Jeffrey Meyers

SOURCE: "Fizzling Sexual Time Bombs," in Commonweal, September 21, 1973, pp. 506-08.

In this excerpt, Meyers asserts that the homosexual stories of The Life to Come are feeble, timid, and selfindulgent.

Those who have read the abundant memoirs of the Bloomsburies—the famous group of artists and writers who lived in squares and loved in triangles—know that the reticent E. M. Forster wrote a considerable amount of overtly homosexual fiction that remained unpublished during his lifetime. As Lytton Strachey recorded after a successful house party in the 1920s, "Morgan was charming at the week-end. He read two stories to Carrington and me—improper—quite amusing." These stories were amusing precisely because they were improper, and in the days when both homosexuality and pornography were illegal, these underground writings could only circulate privately among homosexual writers like Strachey...

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