Questions tagged [e-m-forster]

Questions related to the English author Edward Morgan Forster (1879 – 1970) and his work.

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Who are the persons on this My Policeman cover?

I was searching for the 2012 novel written by Bethan Roberts and I looked at the cover: I got curious to know who are the persons on this cover. Because one of them is looking at the camera and his ...
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What's the source of this E.M. Forster quote, and what did he mean by a “chance word”?

I was reading a book on advanced English Grammar and among the various quotes this one caught my eye: A chance word or sigh are just as much evidence as a speech or a murder. — E.M. Forster What ...
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What does Forster mean by "Suspicion in the Oriental"?

I'm Asian and read p. 114 of Critical Terrains: French and British Orientalisms by Lisa Lowe, but I'm still baffled by this quote at ThoughtCo. It feels too broadly generalized (and a shade ...
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Why isn't "white" related to colour and ''God save the King" with a god?

I first stumbled on this quote at ThoughtCo: he did not realize that 'white' has no more to do with a colour than 'God save the King' with a god, and that it is the height of impropriety to consider ...
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What inspired E. M. Forster's short story 'The Machine Stops'?

E. M. Forster's short story 'The Machine Stops' was published in the 1909 edition of the Oxford & Cambridge Review and was prescient in terms of thinking about the downsides of the Internet - well ...
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How was "A Passage to India" received in Britain and India?

E. M. Forster's A Passage to India was published in 1924, in the decade after the Indian independence movement really started to gather steam. Forster incorporated this into his novel, showing the ...
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