Aspects of the novel / E. M Forster.
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- ISBN: 9780795309526 (electronic bk)
- ISBN: 9780795311567 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: New York : RosettaBooks, 2010.
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Sponsored by Trinity College of the University of Cambridge, The Clark Lectures have a long and distinguished history and have featured remarks by some of England's most important literary minds: Leslie Stephen, T. S. Eliot, F. R. Leavis, William Epsom, and I. A. Richards. All have given celebrated and widely influential talks as featured keynote speakers.An important milestone came in 1927 when, for the first time, a novelist was invited to speak: E. M. Forster had recently published his masterpiece, A Passage to India, and rose to the occasion, delivering eight spirited and penetrating lectures on the novel.The decision to accept the lectureship was a difficult one for Forster. He had deeply ambivalent feelings about the use of criticism. Although suspecting that criticism was somewhat antithetical to creation, and upset by the thought that time spent on the lectures took away from his own work, Forster accepted. His talks were witty and informal, and consisted...
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