Questions tagged [e-m-forster]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
52 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
233 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
108 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
256 views

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 ...
15
votes
1answer
522 views

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 ...